In a word, “eh.”
I think Sydney spoiled me for life. Can we just let Australia do all the summer games from now on?
The mythology stuff was lost on me and I thought some of it was downright creepy. But hey, it’s Greece. They’ve gotta throw in the god/goddess stuff, I guess.*
Overall, though, it was at least interesting. Extremely weird, yes, but the kind of weird that you can’t pry yourself away from because you’re sitting there going “what the hell?” and waiting to see what happens next. And boy was I glad to see Afghanistan and Iraq there. And Afghanistan brought women! Wow! (Maybe Iraq did too; I don’t remember.)
What was up with the pregnant lady, though? Did she swallow a light bulb? Was she carrying ET’s love child?
And were those guys in that one scene naked or were they wearing some kind of skintight costume?
The best part, bar none, is the IOC guy’s little speech about not doping. Then what happens? The guy lights the cauldron which just HAPPENS to be a big giant joint held by a roach clip. WTF? Is it the blunt of the gods?
*Although why they advertised their invention of geometry is beyond me. That’s not something I’d go around telling people if I were them.