It takes a village to make a movie, and it's often not very pleasant for the villagers.
Every movie you watch takes millions of dollars and hours of labor—even the bad ones. People put their blood, sweat, and tears into a project, but what is the mood like when the project....sucks?
People who work in the film industry shared what it's like on the set of a sure-to-be-terrible movie. The mood is often bleak, but the money helps.
I do Craft Service for a living and if things are going poorly I'm the first person everyone comes crying to, there's comfort in snacks. The crew, above the line people excluded, could care less whether the commercial/music video/ movie looks bad. All they want is good pay, good food, and coffee. -aSchreibCalledQuest
I worked on a few Roger Corman movies in the 90's so we knew were were making cheap throwaway films. Most of the people there were working to get experience and have a few things to put on resumes. Things that would drop off quickly when better things came along. Just about everyone worked as hard as they could and had a great time busting our a** to make "Carnosaur III." -misterscratch