I think it was an awesome movie to watch in 3D, was way better than I expected as well. Sadly enough it seems like they're going to milk this one and bring out another 9000 sequals for it *exaggerates*.
I think it was an interesting interpretation, but the pronunciations of most of the names were different from the cartoon, and the acting of the main characters (besides zuko) was pretty flat
the pronunciation of the names were different because the director wanted to change them to the Japanese pronunciation as suppose to the American pronunciation.
Not all the names are Japanese, and whether it's incorrect pronunciation or not, that's how it was in the original cartoon and that's how they should have kept it. It was a petty decision on the director's part, and I'm Japanese and found the different pronunciations very distracting during the movie cos I was so used to the original. It just bothered me, and a lot of reviewers as well.