Annihilation (2018) Poster


Natalie Portman: Lena



  • Dr Ventress : [from trailer]  It's destroying everything.

    Lena : It's not destroying. It's making something new.

  • Lena : Why did my husband volunteer for a suicide mission?

    Dr Ventress : Is that what you think we're doing? Committing suicide?

    Lena : You must have profiled him. You must have assessed him. He must have said something.

    Dr Ventress : So you're asking me as a psychologist?

    Lena : Yeah.

    Dr Ventress : Then, as a psychologist, I think you're confusing suicide with self-destruction. Almost none of us commit suicide, and almost all of us self-destruct. In some way, in some part of our lives. We drink, or we smoke, we destabilize the good job... and a happy marriage. But these aren't decisions, they're... they're impulses. In fact, you're probably better equipped to explain this than I am.

    Lena : What does that mean?

    Dr Ventress : You're a biologist. Isn't the self-destruction coded into us? Programmed into each cell?

  • Lena : The mutations were subtle at 1st; more extreme as we got closer to the lighthouse. Corruptions of form. Duplicates of form.

    Lomax : Duplicates?

    Lena : [She looks at the tattoo on her arm & lifts her arm up]  Echoes.

    Lomax : Is it possible these were hallucinations?

    Lena : I wondered that myself... but they were shared among all of us. It was dreamlike.

    Lomax : Nightmarish?

    Lena : Not always. Sometimes it was beautiful.

    [the movie then cuts back in time to show beautiful translucent single-tailed wormfish swimming alongside double-tailed duplicates. Lena is in a canoe on a swamp located quite near to a corpse that bears the same tattoo as Lena] 

    Lena : Oww. Ow.

    [She clutches her arm - there is no tattoo yet. However, a dark blue mark has appeared at the same place on her arm] 

    Cass Sheppard : You're hurt?

    Lena : It's just a bruise. I must have gotten that from the gator.

  • [last lines] 

    Lena : You aren't Kane... are you?

    Kane : I don't think so.


    Kane : Are you Lena?

  • Lena : [as she examines multi-coloured flowers]  These are very strange.

    Dr Ventress : Why?

    Lena : Well, they're all so different. To look at them you wouldn't say that they are the same species... but they're growing from the same branch structure... so it *has* to be the same species. It's the same plant! It's like they're stuck in a continuous mutation.

    Dr Ventress : A pathology?

    Lena : Well... you'd sure as hell call it a pathology if you saw this in a human.

  • [first lines] 

    Lomax : What did you eat? You had rations for two weeks. You were inside for nearly four months.

    Lena : I don't remember eating.

    Lomax : How long did you think you were inside?

    Lena : Days. Maybe weeks.

    Lomax : What happened to Josie Radek?

    Lena : ...I don't know.

    Lomax : What about Sheppard? Thorensen?

    Lena : Dead.

    Lomax : Ventress?

    Lena : ...I don't know.

    Lomax : Then what do you know?

  • Kane : I was just looking at the moon. It's always so weird seeing it like that in the daylight.

    Lena : Like God made a mistake. Left the hall lights on.

    Kane : God doesn't make mistakes. That's... somewhat key to the whole "being a god" thing.

    Lena : Pretty sure he does.

    Kane : You know he's listening right now, don't you?

    Lena : You take a cell, circumvent the Hayflick limit, you can prevent senescence.

    Kane : I was about to make the exact same point.

    Lena : It means the cell doesn't grow old, it becomes immortal. Keeps dividing, doesn't die. They say aging is a natural process, but it's actually a fault in our genes.

    Kane : I get really turned on when you patronize me. It's really hot.

    Lena : Without it, I could keep looking like this forever.

    Kane : Oh, okay. Well, that could constitute a mistake.

    [kisses her] 

  • [the team kill an alligator & examine it's mouth] 

    Lena : Lena: Whoa. It's exactly the same as the flowers. Look at the teeth. Concentric rows. Something here is making giant waves in the gene pool.

    [the paramedic, Anya, holds the alligator's mouth open. She has no tattoo on her arm] 

    Cass Sheppard : Sharks have teeth like that, don't they?

    Dr Ventress : Do you think it's a crossbreed?

    Lena : You can't crossbreed between different species.

    Anya Thorensen : Lena, this is getting heavy.

    [Later in the movie, Anya has acquired the tattoo] 

  • Lomax : Can you describe its form?

    Lena : No.

    Lomax : Was it carbon based?

    Lena : I don't know.

    Lomax : What did it want?

    Lena : I don't think it wanted anything.

    Lomax : But it attacked you.

    Lena : It mirrored me. I attacked it. I'm not even sure if it knew I was there.

    Lomax : It came here for a reason. It mutated our environment, it was destroying everything.

    Lena : It wasn't destroying. It was changing everything. It was making something new.

    Lomax : Making what?

    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.

  • Lena : You said nothing comes back. But something has...

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