You got to hand it to Danny Boyle. He directed a fine Opening Ceremony that was both touching and funny.
Perhaps the funniest moment of the Ceremony was an appearance from Rowan Atkinson, best known for his role of Mr. Bean, performing Vangelis' "Chariots of Fire" complete with a dream sequence parodying the opening scene of the film.
Well done, Mr. Atkinson and Mr. Boyle. Well done.