If you’re like us, you may have started your first 2022 work week with a meeting that wasn’t about work — or at least didn’t start that way. In our case, we kicked things off talking about the one thing we all did during the cold Christmas break: watch movies. I usually watch bad movies with hooky premises and last-minute twists (see the works of Shyamalan, M. Night), and Katrina watches all the Hallmark Christmas movies, but there was one movie we (mostly) all had an opinion on, so the work had to wait. And since I record everything all my coworkers say all the time, here’s what we said. (Spoilers ahead).
Steve: I liked Don’t Look Up.
Cory: Me too.
Jodi: I thought it was OK.
Trudy: It’s propaganda! The meteor is climate change. Like, we get it.
Katrina: I watched Single All the Way. It was really good!
Cory: I thought it was good satire. Like a modern Dr. Strangelove.
Jodi: The billionaire guy was great.
Steven: I liked the nod to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy in the post-credit scene. I read there was an alternate post-credit scene where on the new planet one of the old people says, “I’ll give anyone who builds me a house a billion dollars.” And then another says, “I’ll give two billion!” And they realize that they’re all billionaires and none of them can do the work.
Katrina: I thought Peter and James would have made a cute couple, but I’m glad he ended up with Nick.
Cory: They did do a decent job of making Jennifer Lawrence look like a civilian, and Leonardo DiCaprio only look handsome…for a scientist.
Trudy: Leo is old enough that he’s starting to look like my brother-in-law.
Jodi: I just don’t get why they would even tell people the comet was coming six months away.
Katrina: I wonder if they’ll make a part two where Nick writes their love story into one of his children’s books after they move to New Hampshire, and it’s also called Single All the Way!
Trudy: So what would you guys rate it?
Steven: I’d give it a seven.
Jodi: A seven, really? Some people in my group thought it was amazing but I thought it was just OK.
Cory: I’ll watch it again at some point. What would you give it, Trudy?
Trudy: Oh, I just watched the trailer.
Steven: So what should we do for the first Edifive Newsletter?
Katrina: I’ve got some stories, but there’s one slot left.
Cory: I could write up what we just said about Don’t Look Up.
Steven: You can remember everything we said?
Cory: (Holding up phone) I recorded it.
Trudy: Please stop doing that.
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