I watched it all with a friend and we both liked some bits but others were very boring. And quite strange.
I guess it must make much more sense for british people. For example, the bit with the kids in the hospital, it was boring (tho I saw @keithcollantine said something about NHS being very important to you guys, so I guess it makes sense). Then the demons appeared and it was rock n’ roll again, heh!.
As a rock (mostly british) fan, I loved the bit when they went through most generations of music, from The Who to Blur. And as an Arctics Monkeys fan, I really hated the sound ! . It probably was good in the stadium, but on the telly it sounded very bad (same with Paul, there was a lot of echo)! Plus, I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor isn’t my top AM’s tune. Why not The View from the Afternoon or A Certain Romance ? But hey, that’s just me.
All in all, I liked it a lot more than Shanghai 2008, and miles ahead of Atlanta 1996 (can’t get worse than that). But maybe it’s because my life is much more tied to british culture than to Chinese, Australian or American culture.