Final Wars might not be Inception level of movie making quality, but the last thing it makes you feel is bored.
Actually, that is the first thing I feel. Being bored. That and disappointment. In fact, that pretty much describes exactly how I feel about GFW: Boring and disappointing.
It's one of the most fast paced films I've ever seen.
I will say that it's the fastest paced film I've ever seen...but that is FAR from a good thing. The pace is so fast, that if you blink, you'll miss something.
Having a fast-paced film is not a good thing, dude.
just when you're starting to lose interest, they pull one of the most epic scenes in Godzilla history: Rodan attacks NYC.
...How is that scene "epic"? Lawrence Of Arabia is epic. The Ten Commandments is epic. Ben-Hur is epic. Rodan attacking a city, something he's done before many times, is not epic.
Hell, that's not even a good scene. The beginning with the "cop" and "pimp" (I use quotations, because I seriously doubt that Toho knows what how a real cop and pimp act) instantly makes that scene a comical one, because now you want to see people die, because those two make you root for the monster. And that's not good when we're suppose to take this film seriously.
I still get that "wow" feeling every time I hear his roar and then the airplane blows up.
And when Godzilla awakens, it's nonstop action.
...As Godzilla 2000 said near the beginning of the thread, "...for 12 minutes."
The action after Godzilla awakens is so short that it's hardly worth mentioning. It basically comes off like the filmmakers intended those scenes to be filler/padding until the Gotengo gets back to Tokyo, so that Kitamura could film more Kung-Fu.