Annihilation movie quotes help tell the story in the film about a team of researchers who venture into a strange electromagnetic field. The science fiction horror movie was written and directed by Alex Garland based on the book of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer. Annihilation opened theatrically in the United States on February 23, 2018, and internationally on Netflix on March 12, 2018.
In Annihilation, biologist Lena (Natalie Portman) is called after her soldier husband Kane (Oscar Isaac) is critically injured after an expedition into a strange area known as The Shimmer. As psychologist and expedition leader Dr. Ventress (Jennifer Jason Leigh) explains, The Shimmer is an electromagnetic field that popped up three years earlier. The expeditions into it have never been successful as, before Kane, nothing that went into it has come back out.
So Lena agrees to join the next expedition into The Shimmer along with Dr. Ventress, paramedic Anya (Gina Rodriguez), physicist Josie (Tessa Thompson) and surveyor Cass (Tuva Novotny). What the ladies find inside is an entirely beautiful environment, but one where life continually mutates. As Lena strives to find out what happened to Kane and how to save his life, she also has to deal with the strange, ever-changing environment around her.
It Reacted to Me
Lomax: Can you describe its form?
Lomax: Was it carbon based?
Lena: I don’t know.
Lomax: Did it communicate with you?
Lena: It reacted to me.
Lomax: You really have no idea what it was?
After spending time in The Shimmer, Lena is questioned by scientist Lomax in these Annihilation movie quotes. Lena has no clue what the creature is, but she knows it acknowledged her presence.
The Soldiers on the Last Expedition
Lena: What is it?
Dr. Ventress: The soldiers on the last expedition
Anya: They went crazy and killed each other or something in here killed them.
The team comes across a video recording of the men who entered The Shimmer on the last mission, Lena's husband Kane included. The video doesn't explain much but it does provide two equally chilling theories on their demise.
It's Making Something New
Dr. Ventress: It’s destroying everything.
Lena: It’s not destroying. It’s making something new.
Dr. Ventress and Lena share conflicting ideas about the strange happenings within The Shimmer. The doctor thinks things are being destroyed while Lena sees new life emerging.
We Need to Know What's Inside
Dr. Ventress: You’re a biologist, you served in the military.
Lena: If I knew what happened I could save his life.
Dr. Ventress: The boundary is getting bigger, it’s expanding. We’re talking cities, states.
Lena: We need to know what’s inside. So do I.
At the urging of Dr. Ventress in these Annihilation movie quotes, Lena agrees to join the next mission into The Shimmer. Lena has the expertise to research the anomaly and the urge to do so to hopefully save her husband's life.