London Olympics Opening Ceremony To Feature Mary Poppins Army Fighting Lord Voldermort
In an attempt to add some British flair to the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics, organizers are adding fictional characters like Mary Poppins and Lord Voldemort to the proceedings.
Specifically, there will be a Mary Poppins army, fighting a 40-foot tall Voldemort. Danny Boyle is one of the directors. Yes, the director of Trainspotting.
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Before 40-foot-Voldemort appears, "about 100" children will be wheeled out on hospital beds to perform "a choreographed 'bed dance'" ... To these one hundredish beds will be added a dozen more "giant" ones, on which will dance/frolic/be such beloved storybook characters as The One Hundred and One Dalmatians' dog-skinning villain Cruella de Vil. Then and only then will 40-foot-Voldemort himself arrive, rising up from yet another giant bed in the middle of the stadium. ...
You can find more details about the ceremony at the above link. Trust me, it gets better.
So, either this is going to be really terrible or completely awesome, right?
I say, why stop with these characters? There's a ton of opportunities here. How about Oliver Twist versus the Daleks? Maybe Alex and his droogs could fight a cybernetic Jane Eyre.
C'mon London, if you're going to do this, take it to the wall!
The cermonies kick off today at 9 p.m. London time (4 p.m EST). Here in the states, they'll be broadcast on NBC at 7:30 p.m. EST.
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