Originally Posted by GoCaboNow
Just got to the first and enjoyed it. Heard they go down in quality after that but no big deal.
The AV quality of the series is the least with the 1st one.....if that is what you mean.
If not, the 1st is the best of the bunch.
Originally Posted by tokerblue
I really doubt it was a cost cutting decision. The movie had quite a budget and it shows in set and costume design. It was most likely a stylistic choice to avoid the violence being too graphic.
Quick cutting, shakey-cam, and extreme close-ups HIDE things like cheap backgrounds, cheap costumes, cheap sets, etc.
A talented editor and/or director can make anything LOOK or SEEM like a million bucks.
From a studio's POV, movies are about maximum ROI (like everything in capitalism).
It's important to keep that in mind.