Guilt Olympics Opening Show, Anyone?

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#2
I won't be watching it anyway so I will wait the considered views of ARRSERs.
 
#3
I have been expecting an almighty cringe-a-thon since watching that load of tosh at the end of the last games.
 
#4


Is it me or does he look a bit "speshul"?

Edited to add that I have never watched any of his films as I understand they are shite.

Rodney2q
 
#5
That slumdog film was actually surprisingly good. Wouldn't surprise me if we went down the route of colonial guilt, though. The Canadian games were sickeningly apologetic.
 
#6
Another Luvvie fest protected by and paid for by those they disdain.
 
#7
"…Boyle was born on 20 October 1956 in Radcliffe, Lancashire, (now in the modern day metropolitan borough of Bury, Greater Manchester)[2] into a working-class Irish Catholic family. His mother was from Ballinasloe in County Galway, and his father was born in England to an Irish family.[3]…"

Explains everything.
 
#8
In the good old days we'd have just executed some captured prisoners to get the mood going.
 
#10
Bit hard to decipher the article as it reads like shite but $126 million to possibly highlight colonial guilt? Jesus wept...

I enjoyed 28 Days Later & Sunshine though, perhaps he should stick to films...
 
#11
A very good friend (of Maori background & one hell of a singer) is in one of the choirs & so I expect we'll be watching!
 
#13
If it's colonial guilt there doing I'll be gravely disappointed if he's not squeezed the Potato famine in.
 
#16
Well well. Who would have thought it?

"The guiltolympics are a perfect example of how British elites — the BBC, the schools and colleges, even the film industry (which is awash in subsidies from the lottery) — shamelessly take money from ordinary Britons and use it to disparage them, their values, their sense of history and their national pride. Three generations of this have left the UK a cowering, cringing place, uncertain of its future and defensive about its past. "
 
#17
Id suggest that you watch "Trainspotting" - bloomin' good film with Robert Carlyle stealing the show.
I've seen that (well part of it). Didn't know he made it. Thought it was shite. Sorry.

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ancienturion

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#18
A very good friend (of Maori background & one hell of a singer) is in one of the choirs & so I expect we'll be watching!
There will be soldiers performing at the so called games but I will not use that as an excuse to watch a festival of greed for status and profit, dedicated to ensuring there is not a complete lasting legacy to sport.
 
#19
I did - a squalid tale of vile and squalid people. The chap hurling himself down the filthy lavatory to retrieve his drugs was the ideal metaphor for crossing the Forth Bridge Northwards.
Just a small edit :wink:
 

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