Which, again, is why the movie works best if you accept that it's a different kaiju that was simply mistaken for Godzilla because the characters didn't know any better. Once you get past that, it's a decent monster movie.
Didn't they say this exact thing in that movie?
'98? No. Why would they call the movie Godzilla
and then say outright that it wasn't about Godzilla? But it was suggested in Japan's GMK