My absolute favorite moment was where Daniel Craig being all James Bond escorts Queen Elizabeth to the games via helicopter with a very dashing fly through the Tower Bridge and then the parachute (whoops of giggles) into the stadium. Nicely done! I especially loved Mr. Bonds smirk at the Corgies anxious looks as the helicopter took off.
The rest of it was of course the usual symbolic portrayals of various bits of history in England. To sort of quote Michelle Obama when asked if she thought England was prepared for the Olympics, "They pulled off a major wedding, a Diamond Jubilee, yes I think they have this." Yep.
I do appreciate the speedy dash of the Athletes. I love the costumes and the American uniforms looked very good even if they were made in China. I liked the hats. I still remember when the Russians showed up in Sable. Ye Gods that was gorgeous.