Originally Posted by silentstriker
I think this has been said before, but this really marks the emergence of the new super power. It's their coming out party, and I think the opening ceremony perfectly showed that. I enjoyed it. 19th century belonged to England, 20th to America. Will the 21st be China's?
It was an ordinary opening ceremony that had virtually nothing special in it besides the first few minutes. They may well become the next superpower, but as far as opening ceremonies go it was a yawn fest.