Entertainment
35 voters

Annihilation Movie Quotes

Updated August 16, 2019 100 votes 35 voters 4.8k views8 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.  

...more
  • Photo: Paramount Pictures
    5

    I Gotta Leave

    Lena: What do you think I do when you’re away? Do you think I’m out in the garden pinning, looking up at the sky?
    ...
    Lena: Why aren’t you here?
    Kane: I gotta leave a day early.

    Lena and husband Kane share pillow talk in bed at home. Or at least they do in these Annihilation movie quotes until Kane has to leave suddenly for a secret mission.

    7
    2
    Agree or disagree?
  • Photo: Paramount Pictures
    6

    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! 

    4
    1
    Agree or disagree?
  • Photo: Paramount Pictures
    7

    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. 

    6
    3
    Agree or disagree?
  • 8

    A Continuous Mutation

    Video: YouTube

    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.

    3
    3
    Agree or disagree?