I liked the opening very much. I thought that a huge country like China would do an opening well worth watching, and indeed they did. How are any following countries supposed to match that?
I got someone to record the opening from TV, but the tape ran out before the torch was lit But the first half an hour featured fireworks like I've never seen before, part of the fireworks were timed to display footprints walking over the city.
At one point masses of performers ran around with lights on their suits and it looked like coordinated masses of glowing stick figures. Maybe like a stylized HDR stick figure game
But I'm never interested in TV sports though, to be honest. Somehow I can't relate to the competitors on TV, even if I like some sports in reality.
It sorta makes me feel like maybe humans can get along with each other after all.
I feel like that too, just all the people in one place reduces the distance that other times causes cold-hearted and sometimes fatal political decisions.