"We ain't got no budget! (NO BUDGET!)
No craft service, man! (NO BUDGET!)
We don't take no notes! (NO BUDGET!)
No fucking call sheets, yo! (NO BUDGET!)
We ain't recouping shit! (NO BUDGET!)
Yeah, we got a starting day for real! (NO BUDGET!)
Yo, this picture's a go! (NO BUDGET!)
There is no shop in London Town
Except two flats that are painted brown
But think of all the cash they've saved
The physical budget's impeccably shaved
David: Steel goes after the thief and nails him to a shipping container in a generic dockyard... He then apologizes to the really rich people on behalf of the people of Los Angeles, returning their money.
Chris: And then, in the single most amazing moment of the film, he steps backwards onto an escalator that seems to appear out of f***ing nowhere and says “Y’all be cool, now.” ...I swear, it’s like they were in a meeting going “What do super-heroes do after they do a good deed? They fly away, right?” “Well, we don’t have the budget for that. What if he just rode up an escalator instead?” It’s shot in the exact same style of the classic “Superman flies away” scene, and there’s even a gust of wind as he goes up the escalator. It’s… I love it. Pure, unironic love. It’s the best.
"So Kirk, Spock, and McCoy get taken to the ship's brig, which is just a room where they're preventing from escape by powerful fluorescent light bulbs. Ok, now don't get me wrong, I love practical effects; but really? Are we supposed to believe that those're some kinda laser bars or somethin'? Fucking really? You couldn't do some kind of effect here? Jesus Christ, where did all the money in the budget go to, catering for James Doohan? Toupees for William Shatner? Like, Next Gen just has a glowing blue light, totally transparent cell door—but just a simple electrostatic zap-type effect that indicated that there was an invisible force field there. That's all you need. Then you don't gotta stare at this fuckin' terrible set, and you can shoot at your actors inside the cell door without having the fuckin' florescent light bulbs there."