“Flying scene”, Is it necessary ?
Many host country has turn the Olympic openening ceremony as some sort of carnival competition arena.
However, unlike the <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_Carnival”>Rio Carnival</a> , it is not about private organisation competition, but a competition between nation that host the Olympic game.
That 1996 Altlanta Olumpics game, uncessary drag Muhammad Ali to the scene. Although it is a honor as the torch bearer, but the broadcast cruelly Muhammand Ali idle hand left hand uncontrollable swing due ot Parkinsons syndrome.
While 2008 Beijing Olympic, <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Li_Ning”>Lee Ling</a> hoisted hundreds of feet into the air with cables to ignite the torch. Now that is overkill. You can call other Olympic torch lighting boring, but I don’t recall cable hoisted into the air are one of the Olympic sport.
And hoisted a some young girls to the air for the opening ceremony? Even I know they are safe due to strong safety enforcement, but it turn the opening ceremony into — circus. Luckily, Zhang YiMou didn’t show panda in his script.