I've never watched an Olympic opening ceremony so I've got nothing to compare it to. I liked the inclusion of Wayne's World, the corgis, the bits that were inspired by books like Peter Pan, the cyclists with the glowing wings and the bit where it looked like they'd found five rings in the fires of Mordor.
At the start I thought it was really rubbish and fairly joy free, the video intros and segues were astonishingly bad considering he's a film director. I've never had a feeling of Britishness so I don't know what to think about all that, there were a lot of British things he could have included but I'm glad he didn't go for the cheesy stereotypical things. The only time I wanted to turn away and cringe was when Paul McCartney started his shocking version of Hey Jude.
The cauldron was ****ing amazing though, fire is awesome.