After reading the YouTube comments and looking this up on my own I've lost a lot of respect for this site. Worst, is this wanker's response to the comments. I thought No Film School was better than this.
Oh, come on. The problem is you. You sound like a vegan complaining that people eat meat. We would all be better off if everyone ate a nice raw diet chased with 8 cups of water. Most people are still going to eat pre-frozen cheeseburgers, fries, and too many Bud lights.
We should celebrate that somehow a country with 2/3state of California managed to raise $2,000,000 to make a good movie. That cool $2 Mil could have gone to one of the films that you hate, but most people like.
I liked the iphone filming itself.
The rest is totally indistinguishable from the art films shown to us in film school many years ago... that were shown to my professors many years before that.
$3500 is entry level. $10k is entry level. Even $15k is prosumer.