The opening ceremony, ‘Isles of Wonder’, that launched the London 2012 Olympic Games was devised by Danny Boyle, the film-maker who created the hit film Slumdog Millionaire, as well as the trenchant Train-Spotting from the 1990’s. The ceremony has had a mixed reception – described by some commentators as brilliant, while others found it to be ‘bonkers’.

It was always going to be hard to outdo Beijing’s spectacular opening ceremony. Do you think the London games have had a good start?


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    Peter Westenhangar Says:

    I thought it would be dire – like most opening ceremonies. But I found it to be a thoughtful take on England’s place in the world. Well done that man!

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    Barbara Says:

    I thought it was fantastic. The humour was deliciously British — especially Mr. Bean lightening up the Chariots of Fire sequence and, of course, James Bond escorting the Queen to the ceremonies. Good on the Queen! The Olympic Cauldron is spectacular and its embracing of so many people of different ethnicities was refreshingly appropriate.

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