All the major parts of the Book of Water were skimmed over, while things like the freeing of the earth nation village while important were given screen time that could have been given to major events like the southern air temple. My basic expectation for even the most mediocre of action or fantasy films is good fights, but this waste of electricity fails to deliver even on that. Next we have Zuko, an overacted archetypal villain with none of the sympathetic qualities of his TV counterpart. He however failed to provide many of the aspects of Iroh that made him endearing in the series. Finally we have Iroh, whose adaptation was basically the equivalent of stuffing all the world's most famous paintings into the Library of Alexandria, burning it, and then mixing the ashes with human feces. Worse, the entire movie felt like a string of clips put together for an hour and a half and not like a movie at all. The characters were well defined and the great actors bring out the best in the characters and make them stronger. I could go on for days, but I think I've said enough to rate this pathetic piece of garbage a 2. Has a wonderful presentation with stunning effects. I was first bored with a slow-dragging, non-eventful journey of our not-so-lovable protagonists.