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Annihilation Movie Quotes

These are some of the best Annihilation quotes and help tell the story 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.

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.

Vote for your favorite Annihilation lines below and below, and be sure to check out the best quotes from other early 2018 films, including Red Sparrow, Fifty Shades Freed, Black Panther, and The Cloverfield Paradox.  

  • It's Making Something New
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    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. 

  • It Reacted to Me
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    It Reacted to Me

    Lomax: Can you describe its form?
    Lena: No
    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. 

  • I Can't Go Back
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    I Can't Go Back

    Cass: We have to go back.
    Lena: I can’t go back.
    Dr. Ventress: We can camp here tonight.

    The ladies know that staying inside The Shimmer overnight is probably not the best idea but as Lena notes in these Annihilation movie quotes, she must stay to complete her mission. Camping in a strange house among strange creatures it is! 

  • A Continuous Mutation
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    A Continuous Mutation

    Lena: It’s beautiful.
    ...
    Lena: Check this out. It’s like they’re stuck in a continuous mutation.
    Dr. Ventress: Anything interesting in there?
    Lena: No
    ...
    Cass: Sharks have teeth like that.
    Lena: Not possible, you can’t crossbreed different species.

    When the women enter The Shimmer, it doesn't take long for them to realize things there are a bit off. Sure, it's beautiful, but the strange mutations and alligators with teeth like sharks makes it equally terrifying.