I can't remember exactly an example - I think there was one when Starck and Peters are being bored on the bridge and the 'hell' video kicks in. Anderson complains to Bolt about the boring camera angle they used. I think it was due to time constraints while they were shooting, but he mentions it a couple of times.
As for making films look expensive - yes and no. I find a lot of his films have an unreal quality about them. Not necessarily cheap, but a bit fake. The Three Musketeers, Resident Evil, even AvP - they all looked a bit sterile.