Gaming Steve argues what it will take for the "video game movie" to be taken seriously. If Lord of the Rings could be successfully translated into a multi-billion dollar worldwide phenomenon then there is hope for video games.
The article states: "As I watched Valdemort and Dumbledore throw down in Harry Potter: Order of the Phoenix, a little voice in my brain was muttering "boss battle" and waiting for the inevitable button sequence to flash. Sentinels attacking Zion in the final Matrix movie … a really well choreographed Zerg rush. Except for the Frank Miller art direction, 300 could've been an expansion pack for Rome:Total War. Darth Maul? Not only a corpse-camper, but I'm pretty sure that double-bladed light saber was twinked gear.
If there is one thing that truly does need to change, it's how these movies get made in the first place."