Annihilation Movie Quotes 

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Updated August 16, 2019 43 votes 24 voters 3.9k views 8 items

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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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. 

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It Reacted to Me
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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. 

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Nothing Comes Back
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Dr. Ventress: Your husband’s here.
Lena: Let me see him.
Dr. Ventress: He’s extremely ill.
Lena: You have to tell me where he was, what he was doing.
Dr. Ventress: It was his decision to go in. It was something they termed, The Shimmer.
Dr. Ventress: They’ve sent in drones with teams of people, but nothing comes back.
Lena: But something has.

When Kane is brought into the hospital after his mission, Lena is called to be by his side. Lena also learns what caused Kane's critical state, something mysterious called The Shimmer.

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We Need to Know What's Inside
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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.

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