Awesome Music: Therru's Song is a sad, beautiful, and lonely melody. Hearing this amazing song made the watching the film worth it.
Complete Monster: Lord Cob, left on the brink of death after a failed attempt to Take Over the World, began searching for Immortality to enable him to exact revenge. In the present, Cob, running a slave trade that deals in children, begins tampering with the forces of the planet in his quest for eternal life, throwing the world into chaos. After capturing Tenar, Sparrowhawk'sLove Interest, Cob mind-controls his apprentice, Arren, into attacking Sparrowhawk. Cob then tries to kill Sparrowhawk and Tenar, and, when Arren thwarts this attempt, Cob takes Arren's friend, Therru, as a hostage, then strangles her to death before his eyes, mocking him all the way.
Not only that, but many plot points introduced in the film's opening are dropped almost immediately after. Dragons returning, the death of the king and the implications of a war on the horizon all seem like they'd be major plot points later but are never brought up again.
Many Earthsea fans will tell you that the series has quite a few characters who deserve a movie more than Arren.