Despite all the criticism, this version of Godzilla's maneuverability and guile is impressive to say the least.
The whole 'Godzilla falls to Missiles' really isn't a detraction. The kind he was up against is one of the strongest conventional missiles, able to sink a warship with just one missile. He took nine. SO in a way its a Dying Moment of Awesome.
'Zilla' really is quite a decent kaiju in its own right — durable if not actually entirely immune to human weaponry, strong enough to cause major destruction to anything in its way, surprisingly quick and agile, and thanks to the hermaphroditic egg-laying poses the threat of creating more of itself. If it wasn't for the part where it's supposed to be Godzilla the monster itself probably would have had a better reception (and indeed, countries with less of an idea of what Godzilla is supposed to be did tend to think better of the movie and its monster).