Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Trailer released

Long awaited hero mash-up teases mini clip

Over this Weekend Superhero lovers were treated to no one but two epic coming movie trailers. Yesterday on this site we showed the Star Wars Episode VII clip. (Previous post)

Now it’s the turn of the long awaited and somewhat sceptical coming film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Well, here we go… 🙂 Sound off in the comments below! (Please try to keep them clean.)

The Film is set for release in 2016, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill. Gal Gadot also joins as the revamped Wonder Woman.

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TV Review: Gotham

Gotham has landed. How will Batman’s prelude intertwine with a post-modern culture?

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Before Batman, there was Gotham. The drama serial debuting on television began its dark and mysterious tale of the upbringing of orphan Bruce Wayne with the instant robbery of his mother and father. Confronted by a reckless robber, callously shooting them dead down a darkened alleyway after they handed over their rich valuables, saw the balaclava menace spare young Wayne.

Actor David Mazouz, playing the young Wayne proved instant praise with his affinity to his father more than his mother with a tentative caress followed by carefully pitched shriek. For many child or teen actors, these instances would have been extremely difficult to encapsulate to the viewing audience. It is comforting, then, that the production team thought carefully about its casting crew which makes all the difference.

All the while witnessed by a young cowering woman with feline abilities jumping to the ladder top sanctuary of the sky, also previously nabbing milk for a stray cat around the streets of gritty New York.

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The super sleek introduction by Detective Gordon, (Ben McKenzie of The O.C and Southland) working at the lower ranks of the back-story to Commissioner, promises to find the assailant. Though the casting and smooth veneer of Gordon looks promising for Gotham as a whole. Young, determined and following a moral code (at least for now) in a dark city of crime provides perfect pitch for the rookie recruit. Given a tough edge and rightful mind, however, how long will it be before he is tested to bend the rules to achieve such justice? Viewers waiting for a vulnerable side to Jim Gordon could be treated to it later down the line, which actor McKenzie is clearly capable of delivering. His instant connection with Bruce Wayne sets the bar for their level of intimacy. Eloquent Butler Alfred (Sean Pertwee) arrives to escort Wayne, wishing Gordon the best of luck.

We are also able to see and be treated to the young budding Penguin, under the tutelage of the dark but colourful Fish Mooney. A debatable name by some, but carefully crafted into excellence by the boot filling actress herself. Deeper down the city as another menacing threat in the form of Jada Pinkett-Smith, Mooney strives for excellence. Not to be outdone as a supporting character, her guidance as the go to girl for all things necessary in the dark city itself, with bad behaviour balances both character and city. Already we see depth, past influences and allegiance sharing her core character. Betrayal does not sit well with her, as young Oscar ‘Penguin’ Cobblepot quickly discovers. Robin Taylor plays the bumbling deceiver convincingly and is a great addition to unknown actors who have the skills to make it among a couple of well known names.

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Gotham slips in the cultural references from the start to subtly tell viewers whose who and set the tone for their beginning in just three minutes or less. That is a difficult challenge for any storyteller, editor or producer. That itself is a task under-looked by many and exceptional to set the boundary of characterisation. There’s also a lady who likes to decorate her home with vines. Puzzling Edward Nigma is also dropped in among the mix.

Critics

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Some heavy loving fans of the franchise and comic book features have been vocal of the concerns to take a great story and adapt awkwardly. These include turning Gotham into a heavy US cop drama, of which many shows are base on in the States. Even McKenzie previously comes from one. (Southland) However, in a world filled with crime and a crime fighting superhero in the future, it was inevitable this would constitute the backdrop for Gotham. As far as we see it, there is no real problem with this. Viewers and fans however clearly are voicing their concern that of what it could become it producers start veering off in all directions where the obvious distorts the reality of what Batman is supposed to be, as well as Gotham itself.

Donald Logue was likely to have a hard time of it. Unglamourous, no-frills and brash, the cop who has seen it all in Gotham is there to guide his rookie partner Gordon. Naive and young meets experience and badness. Harvey Bullock makes the partnership with McKenzie have an air of development with will clearly set Gordon’s future path. Some parts are a perfect, long wait to bloom option.

Batman’s relegation to minor role has also been critiqued. However this is valuable to see how the young kid becomes. In order for this we need vulnerability and depth, which young Wayne adds to the mix. This also allows the others to shine in the cast. Batman needs to be relegated because he is young. No-one starts out as a hero when they are young. The advancement will be a necessary start and with only the pilot, fans are being somewhat fickle. To make a great series, you have to strip all away and begin afresh. This includes developing the cast who are setting the prequel for Bruce Wayne’s eventual rise.

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Gotham has managed to keep the city dark, its characters developed and set on pathways whilst not making it a ‘sexy leading star’ watered-down cop drama epic. Thankfully someone finally understood what is required of television. For avoiding all of these, Gotham has become ‘dark sexy’ with a chilled and moreish love of desire. Dirty, gritty, sleek and stylish, this one has the makings of not only leading television from lazy directors but maintaining a legacy that retains Batman’s identity.

For a beginning, this near perfect prequel earns a raptuous four of five stars. Casting is superb. Backstories for everyone are tied in seamingly effortlessly. The city is set in motion. The style is like no-other. Unique and leading the way, which will shamefully try to be copied by others has set the tone. Even empathy for the villains is fantastic.

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Lex Luthor has been cast

Bryan Cranston bags Luthor role

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After the recent revelation Ben Affleck was chosen to take the keys of The Batmobile for a spin, the kyroptonite to Bruce Wayne’s power has been acknowledged.

Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston has received the role of the bald headed baddie.

An online petition scoring thousand of signatures against Affleck portraying Batman was signed in hope Snyder, infatuated with Affleck, reconsider.

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We previously wrote in our shortlist of Batman choices Cranston could be one of three hot choices. Mark Strong was also tipped to secure the role and on our list too.

Cranston will certainly put a strong emphasis on the role.

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Director Zack Snyder had come under scrutiny after rewarding Affleck, an unwise choice with fans hoping to buy the film, the cape of Gotham City. Snyder may have attempted to make a name for himself, but will certainly go down in history as unfavourable and clueless.

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Funny enough, in 2001, Ben took to an interview to say “I am not Batman.” The production team are the same studios that produced the Green Lantern. They cast sweet-looking Ryan Reynolds, a then Hollywood luvvie, into the role. The film was a massive flop soon after.

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Ben Affleck named Batman

Ben Affleck has won the role of Batman!

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Zack Snyder’s latest epic Batman Vs Superman will see the two superheros collide. However Affleck, 41, who most recently won awards for self directed Argo, is a little too merose and timid for the role.

Snyder added “Ben provides an interesting counter-balance to Henry’s Superman,” Snyder wrote. “He has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne. I can’t wait to work with him.”

We certainly think someone had a gander at our shortlist in a previous post on the Bat-potentials. 🙂

We’ve nothing against Benji, but he wasn’t right for this role and Synder has made a gloryfied mistake to gain Hollywood headlines and the movie is going to peak lower than what it could have achieved in fan support.

Ben also comes with stigma from playing a hero previously typecast as Daredevil, which was a sensational flop in cinemas.

Some people do not fit the role and Ben is past the Bat suit unfortunately and was given the role for some media attention only which now questions the legitimacy of the superhero characters themselves when more sequels need to be made.

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Is this the new Batman?

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It appears we may be having a new superhero battle on the way.

Two dueling might’s may collide in a Batman Vs Superman epic.

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Zack Synder, producer of recent Superman success Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, is said to be behind the idea. He also recently held talks with actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 47, tipped to play the new Caped Crusader. Morgan had previously worked with Synder and most know on the hero circuit as The Comedian in Watchmen.

Morgan has had numerous credits in TV and Film including Weeds, Grey’s Anatomy and co-starring with Penelope Cruz in Hollywood.

Cavill beat Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin and  Joe Manganiello for the role of Superman. Brolin is being tipped by others as the favourite to get the role.

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Fans allover the internet have gone wild for the craze, adding actors ranging from Michael C.Hall to Bradley Cooper and beyond. Even the Lex Luthor debate has begun.

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Who could play and who would WE suggest for the role of the Gotham saviour?

The film is going to need someone who meets particular criteria. This is a level selection consisting of certain factors. They need to be young, able to work with the new Superman Cavill and therefore should be a fresher, modern hero than a pure Hollywood name, however there are a couple of exceptions to that rule. Below are a few names capable of taking the dark robe and shining yellow utility belt.

Should not come with already hero starring baggage. In translation, no one who has been a mainstream hero should switch to another.

Jake Gyllenhaal

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Too mainstream, too typecast and rather sweetly somber in attitude the role would not suit him, overall.

Ryan Gosling

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Gosling would be a decent choice, and a good back up should other names fall through but with his own commitments to filming his own movie and fresh from other roles, Gosling is taking downtime. This is good not to overdo his recent cinema entries. Time is vital to recoup. He doesn’t fit the full profile of a full on Batman, however.

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Fair choice but not needed and no place for curly haired Batman, even if he had a shave. Just doesn’t fit plus busy with other epics and Sherlock, but has earned a nomination.

Joseph Gordan-Levitt

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Too young, too sweet and lacking depth.

Karl Urban

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Doesn’t fit the role, look too scrawny and had hard connection as CIA agent in RED. Too wooden.

Wes Bentley

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New, fresh and has a look. Would need some strong screen tests for consideration. Smile, eyebrows and frown add to figure of the Batface. You may remember him as that ‘weirdo’ in American Beauty with the shopping bag and camera.

Michael Fassbender

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Has strong and technical skills for film. Dark, mysterious and intriguing. However questionable for a full on, all round Batman.

Gerard Butler

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Hot candidate here. Has sultry mood and stage presence with actions. Could be worthy of the cape.

Chris Pine

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Has a strong, young and fresh take on screen. Proved can hold his own in tight main role. Does he have enough to transfer those skills as Batman, though? Has other commitments for release but is worth a look for the younger generation.

Bradley Cooper

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Has the look, Hollywood name and sweetness with audience. Would be considerable but overall is a no. Just too dreamy and not strong as a hero. Some roles are not meant to be given if only requirement is to fulfill a dream on paper. Outstanding in other roles. Hype too heavy for Cooper as hero.

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Is looking rather credible as a candidate. May add maturity to the role, but would need to present a strong modern take to enhance younger audiences.

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The search is also on for the super villain. Three more high worthy candidates are below.

Bryan Cranston

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Has a tender, troublesome and tense screenplay brought to life on camera. Another worthy choice.

Mark Strong

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Tipped as the one most likely Strong has kept super villain working well, last seen in Kick-Ass. Would be huge asset.

Idris Elba

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The only exception with a black gentleman highly gifted with onscreen talent. Highly rumoured to have been offered and turned down the role of Doctor Who, Elba, always in demand overseas would be an excellent choice. Also starring in super sleuth series Luther, he has the name written all over him.

The lead role of certain characters cannot be altered to present mutli-cultural society because the role just won’t work, only be about causing buzz for headlines and devalue the name of the hero. It would lose all credibility. It has nothing to do with race or gender as many assume is the cause of discussion, this sparked controversy from Twitter when discussing Doctor Who.

I don’t have to justify myself but I have numerous black and female friends as well as ‘migrants’ but I say what is right when everyone cannot be forthright to speak up for fear of being branded abusive in some manner. Caving into Political Correctness does not help the role or the movie grow and because center to a farce of media attack. Certain roles can, but there are a few such as James Bond, Doctor Who and superhero’s that cannot be altered. Changing them just for the sake of it rather than who is correct for a role is plain mindless. Choosing a superhero of such magnitude is a tall and distinct order.

Our top 5?

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Gerard Butler

Wes Bentley

Chris Pine

Ryan Gosling

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London 2012, Closing Ceremony

London 2012 began its handover of the closing ceremony with a jam packed concert flowing from decades to showcase Great Britain’s best in the musical spectrum.

Leading us into the show was the gorgeous Emilie Sande a fresh new name who had made her own over the last year or so in today’s current era. After belting out read all about it atop a newspaper wrapped stage, refined actor Timothy Spall appeared out of the roof of Big Ben as politican Sir Winston Churchill.
Quoting superb lines from playwrite William Shakespeare, whom everyone can learn from, reading from the play, The Tempest, Spall did a pleasing job to star the ceremony, while most probably missed the Celloist Julian Llyod Webber below due to dodgy camera angles. Shakespeare, of course, was born in Straford upon Avon should any of you been unaware. The stadium was in Stratford, East London.
Jacques Rogge and Prince Henry of Wales were introduced as they took their seats. Many did not know the name of he prince and many viewers assume his was a mistake by broadcasters. Someone may wish to explain his name to others. He took his seat next to the Duchess of Cambridge, who married his brother and fututre King of England, Prince William, earlier this year, who was absent due to a prior engagement.
Being told to stand for the national anthem, neumatic drills set off. Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt was seated directly behind Prince Harry. Unbelievable. Anything to get himself noticed. Do yourself a favour princes, make sure you distance yourself as far as possible from Hunt. Damage limitation.
Michael Caine appeared on the screens in his trademark vocals from his films before Batman and Robin were launched from a three wheel yellow car with TIT on the side of it. TIT, which stands for Trotter’s Independant Traders is a cultural reference to a popular TV series called Only Fools and Horses, featuring two brothers in a council house aiming to hit the big time with business in the east end. Their classic fancy dress episode where  they saved a councillor from a group of muggers dressed at the caped crusader and his sidekick was the reenactment on stage. The councillor had refuse a plan made by the brothers, who then had her revoke as DelBoy Derek Trotter, dressed as Batman, told her to grant them a chance.
Music group Madness came along in an act of a street party, a British tradition, celebrated by some over the Queen’s diamond mjubilee earlier this April, followed by Blur on soundtrack with trumpets playing their hit, Parklife.
Tempo soon changed with West End Girls as the Pet Shop Boys were wheeled on in cone head getup to pleasing results.
Next up were teeny boppers, One Direction, signing what makes you beautiful. The acts mimng were met with scrutiny to all those watching and asked why they were placed on the show. OneD were formed two years ago, on TV reality singing show, The X Factor.
The bin men came next as Stomp smashed their clutter instruments leading onto Spelbound performing some bouncy routines.
Ray Davies from the Kinks then arrived in a black cab, to sing Waterloo Sunset. Fans were slightly bored and unenthused of the beginning of the show to this point, so perhaps placement should have been rearranged instead.
After showing a mock up of the Gherkin building, Emelie Sande returned to sing a full on hit. Some debated why she returned while others let it pass as she was now signing a ‘proper’ lengthy song.
Indie rock band Elbow held the stage next with some good work though most had never heard of them, as flag bearers entered the stadium. Gold sailing medallist Ben Ainslie carried the flag for Team GB.
While Elbow belted out open arms, the formation was devised as all the Olympiams formed the flag into sections around the stage to watch the concert at he front of the show. This was a valid choice, though took a while as home viewers joked about hurdling sheep.
As they were ushered into cordoned off sections by joined hands of people dressed in blue suits with a lit bulb atop their head, further adding humour to the brainwaves or not of the show in parts, had the song playlist we had all just heard of acts mentioned above replay as it did on the sound system once again. Viewers and on goers we’re highly upset with this, wondering why more acts could not have sang instead. There was no need to replay the song list hey had just heard, in their view.
White boxes reminiscent of Rubix cubes were constructed to build a platform as Kate Bush ‘s running up that hill blared on soundtrack. She was not here, sparking further fury. Should’ve booked her to sing Baboushka with Eurovision’s Russian grannies. That would have entertained.
After medals were presented for the last time to the Men’s Marathon winners,  volunteers were thanked and appreciated.
Then the party started picking up its pace. Rock band Queen’s opening lens of Bohemian Rhapsody began to ring out. Fans went wild. Then John Lennons imagine started to play. Fans respected Lennon but were baffled as to why Queen started playing only to be cut off.
Children began singing imagine as crowds began to be annoyed with the hypocrisy of sterotypical children signing when placed on the stage as a political agenda to the conservative party government. The kids outdid themselves and proudly sang and sign languaged the words for those watching in a caring manner.
Lennon’s imagie made people respond “Proud to be British” which they are, but just not too proud of the way some of it has been handled by the government in the country.
It ended with a fantastic dome jigsaw as kids crammed to gather on the stage to bury the,selves under an igloo rock that bearded the very face of John Lennon as a mark of respect, with Yoko Ono’s blessing. It was an excellent display.
Pace gathered as “Freedom” began and George Michael beated onto the stage with some funky dance moves, as well as belting out his new coming single, I’m Alive. He was happy to be there.
Kaiser Chiefs raced to the scene on backs of bikes, singing just can’t get enough in a short span before leaving quickly as pop supremo David Bowie’s Let’s Dance rang out. Advertisers and sponsors who marred the games with empty seats finally got their attendance they wanted with a mass pay off as billboards were driven into the stadium. Featuring poosters of Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, were driven to the stage as Fashion, Another of Bowie’s excellent hits played. Bowie, was not there.
The boards broke down as crowd roared to see the very supermodels behind their posters, clad in gold cajoled dresses. They then proceed down a catwalk of the stage to meet in the middle with a couple of guys including model David Gandy and a few other females.
The tone quickly changed as Annie Lennox steered out on a ship at its trainload front look hellish. She wasn’t performing Wild Boys by Duran Duran with a modern twist, instead she performed Bram Stoker’s Dracula Portugal to the theme of Little Bird. Some instantly gave the Titanic comparison.
Ed Sheeren, a good guy, was on next as most were uninterested, even if understanding he is talented to some level. It didn’t fit the tone after Lennox or the brief of the show , most felt. Perhaps placement could have been better arranged.
Russell Brand, ex hubby of Katy Perry and comedian and slight actor sparked more interested dressed like Willy Wonka, you can guess what alliteration came from some viewers, as he came out in some flower power bus. Where was Scooby Doo to save us? The mystery machine would have been better.
He handed over to DJ Fat Boy Slim who was inside a massive octopus. Did it all hit the squids? 🙂
Jessie J then brought the show back. Signing Price Tag fans erupted with a singalong they enjoyed. She flew past on the back of a sporty vehicle windswept in pure class. Then we saw Tinie Tempah in the back of a car take to the stage with Written In The Stars. JJ whizzed around the stadium as Taio Cruz Dynamite proved a massive reaction to get the spirit partying.
All three stars met up in the centre of the stage to sing a fantastic Bee Gees track, You Should Be Dancing. The trio did a great job here, though some felt was a bit too long winded and lost some momentum.
The show was about to change for the best part of the evening. Turning dark, five black cabs pulled up, as a thunderous tune boomed over the sound system. This was it. Fans went wild. Ahhhhhh….

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“So tell me what you want….” The Spice Girls burst onto the scene, all five of them to electrify the spectators all over the world. The spices cans continued as the girls climbed atop their taxi’s holding guard rails as they set off to whizz around the stadium and “Spice up your life!” “Arrrribbbaaaaa!”
The crowd was filled with madness and enthusiasm galore, prompting many to seek the revival of the five piece band to make their long awaited comeback as felt they were needed in the world one again. The Spice’s stole the night, as some dodgy dancing from London Mayor Boris Johnson and Prime Minister David Cameron was witnessed. The dad and uncle dancing moves made the whole of Britain cringe with laughter for their put of touch swaying and hand clapping.
Transition from lively spice to mundane spice, one Gallagher brother then took per the procession to sing an Oasis hit, which cold not follow his predecessors as well as many wishing both bro’s could have been on stage together.
With a weather forecast looming and “Blue Sky” most were unaware of what was going on as a cannon was launched and a figure fell into the stage breaking it. Emerging from beneath the crowd changed its mood slightly as they saw Eric Idle full on to sing Always look on the bright side of life from the classic Monty Phython series. For those that didn’t know this was the presenters jobs to fill in the blanks all over the world.
Gladiators arrived on stage, as then did a Bollywood take over to express the cultural changes over time. We wonder what the silent MP Aiden Burnley had to as about this one.
Business picked up in an unexpected and excellent act took to the stage. Rock group Muse, winners of numerous best live act gongs with NME and other music industries proved their place on the line up with great live music once more. Shocking more than anything was that someone thought to book them when most assumed they wouldn’t be selected. We were glad they got recognition. They did it in glitter blazer sequins. Dazzling.
Freddie Mercury was then portrayed on a large screen. Uttering every word perfectly from his live tours, the audience were eating out of his every word in unison. It was an amazing collaboration.
Guitarist rock god Brian May dominated the stage with a powerful strumming sensation ripping the arena with sound as Roger Taylor on drums supported him. Both Queen rockers met with the returning Jessie J to perform We Will Rock You in amazing scenes which Freddie Mercury would have applauded.

In an unexplained move we were told the Greek national anthem would be up next. No one understood why. No one explained why.
A welsh choir began signing the Olympic anthem. The flags started to come down. London 2012 was beginning its departure.
Boris Johnson waved the flag, as he passed it to Jacques Rogge, who then waved and transferred it to the Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes as the Brazilian anthem played. Memorise it, you’ll soon here it a lot more.
We then saw a random sweeper with a broom on the stage. Scared that another security blunder occurred from letdown company G4S, one security guard charged onto the stage to have a word with him. Telling him off, the cleaner, equipped with broom, broke into a dance. The security guard soon blame overcome with the beat and showed him how it was to be done. An umbrella lady and a vibrant samba crew joined the party with some green headed clones, stealing the headdresses of Queen Nefertiti it would seem, to partake in some Pharoa frolics and dance us into 2016, as the man from del monte came on also. It was a mass celebration to raise the part spirit as London handed over to Rio.
Chairman of seven years for the games Sebastian Coe took to a never ending speech of self portrayal to enhance his own reputation on the guise of attempting to coverup with a stance on it being for London. Coe had been the focus of many empty seats, where overpriced tickets, and sponsors who didn’t turn up to sit in those seats marred the games seven years in the making. Blamed for the reason, sponsors only received 8% of tickets. Thousands of seats were empty almost every day.
To save face Coe ended stating “Britain did it right.” In order to prove to the world who constantly knock Great Brtain, GB proved it was more than capable and able to do so. GB acknowledges that. The only problem GB has is the put of touch issues with the government towards its people. Apart from that Great Britain DID do it right.
Jacque Rogge told us to “never forget” and “we all deserved the rot to be called Olympians” for those who excelled to make it a “happy and glorious games” before saying “thank you London” for the hospitality to the games and all the nations and Olympians competing. The crowds were riveting to all in a mass union of respect and heartfelt passion for what they do as well as being a part of sporting greatness welcoming them to the capital.
Pop group Take That, minus Robbie Williams, were about to finish the show. Singing Rule the World the quartet supported the country and one another, as lead singer Gary Barlow had suffered heartache with the loss of his baby, Poppy, just days before. Tremendous respect came from the country as a nation stood with him as he did his duty for Queen and country.
Dancing extrodaniare Darcy Bussel flitted around the stage as a lit Phoenix burning behind jetted her in to the sound of church, occult, gothic chorus themes. Bussel joins TV dancing reality show, Strictly Come Dancing, most know in country’s by it’s spin off sister series Dancing with the stars, from which it DWTS originated.
 
Busting her moves, Bussel left, though seemingly over fans started to leave. Others wondered at what point it would end. The Wo were the final act of the evening to close the ceremony completely. Most did not know Who they were. The reason they played last was because it featured one word only, which had been the strapline for London 2012’s games. The one was talkin’ bout my “generation” as the strap line for the games was “Inspire a generation.”
Apart from placement of some acts and others omitted, with the absence of Sir Elton John, whom many thought and stated should have closed the show on a jivey end, and Bowie, Boyle and Bush uninvolved fully questioned some of the proceedings of those there.
The Spice Girls clearly dominated the event and with such short space and a track list replaying, could have allowed more time to them and add in a few extra acts. These mismanagement question how out of touch a government and organisers may fully be with a younger and wider audience which Danny Boyle managed to connect fully with on the opening ceremony.
To flaunt London, as great as it truly is, to the world, by being backward with portrayal in certain areas made a slight knock on the show which need to re-encapture the youth of today’s Britain positively, rather than focusing on families with babies and political values in order to “inspire” this generation to get up off their backsides, which they spend mos of their time doing, to encourage seeking work rather than forcing them with ransoms to their benefits and proving experience and attendance which the government snubbed due to their own snobbery for special guest and Rupert Murdoch to gain political exposure favourably. Tell me, did any of them pay for their extortionate tickets the multiple events they attended? Hmmm… Moaning that the country does not put into the pot is a double standard when politicians and special guests paid nothing to sit at the events first class to take liberties, perhaps? Oh, the irony…
The nation may be inspire for a week, but the after effects, with the Prime Minister and his deputy taking a two week holiday, returning in time for the Paralympic Games, leaving the country without anyone to run it in charge, hasn’t thought how to inspire when cutting sports and availability in the country as well as forgetting about how to support the over 25-30 category of the countries residents. They are the one’s you need to focus on giving opportunities to in order to make the country and its economy grow. Then the kids will survive when people can support the prize pot to open funds for sport. Any company needing a PR/strategist/writer can contact me on Twitter for email. 🙂 Only serious offers apply please, i dont need an inbox full of spam, Cheers!