Dr. Emma Russell: [last words] Long live... the king.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: [to Godzilla] Goodbye, old friend.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: Sometimes... the only way to heal our wounds is to make peace with the demons who created them.
Dr. Vivienne Graham: A sort of symbiotic relationship, if you will. The lion and the mouse.
Senator Williams: Or the scorpion and the frog. So you'd want to make Godzilla our pet.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: No. We will be his.
Sam Coleman: What we are witnessing here, Senators - is the return of an ancient and forgotten superspecies. Godzilla. The MUTOs. Kong. We believe that these - Titans, and others like them, provide an essential balance to our world. And while some may pose a threat, Monarch! - is uniquely prepared to determine which of these Titans are here to threaten us, and which of these Titans are here to pro-tect us.
Senator Williams: Thank you for the fifth grade history lesson, Mr. Coleman.
Mark Russell: Jesus! How many of these things are there?
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: Seventeen. And counting, after Gojira.
Mark Russell: Seventeen!
Dr. Vivienne Graham: Most of them were discovered in deep hibernation. While others we've - contained at top-secret sites around the world. Cambodia and Mexico, Skull Island. We even found one in Wyoming. They're everywhere.
Dr. Emma Russell: The mass extinction we feared has already begun. And we are the cause. We are the infection. But like all living organisms, the earth unleashed a fever to fight this infection. Its original and rightful rulers, the Titans. They are part of the earth's natural defense system. A way to protect the planet, to main its balance. But if governments are allowed to contain them, destroy them, or use them for war, the human infection will only continue to spread. And with our lifetime, our planet will perish, and so will we. Unless we restore balance.
[more Titans are being released from other Monarch outposts]
Alan Jonah: I thought we were going to release them gradually. One at a time.
Dr. Emma Russell: I'm not doing this.
Alan Jonah: Long live the king.
Madison Russell: You're a monster.
Alan Jonah: [to Dr. Emma Russell] Listen. While you were sitting comfortably in some laboratory, we've been fighting, for decades in one *dirty* war after another. I've seen human nature firsthand, and I'm here to *tell* you that it doesn't get any better. It just gets worse. So I'm sorry that Monster Zero isn't *exactly* what we were expecting. But we opened Pandora's box, and there's no closing it now.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: Killing them would be a mistake. They returned because of us. It was our atomic testing that awoke Gojira. Other creatures like the MUTOs. From strip-mining and seismic surveys. But these are not MONSTERS! They are animals, rising to reclaim a world that was once theirs!
Senator Williams: It almost sounds like you're protecting them, Dr. Serizawa. As if you admire them.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: [grimly] I admire all forms of life.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: Senators. If we hope to survive, we must find ways to coexist WITH TITANS. With - Gojira.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: There are some things beyond our understanding, Mark. We must accept them and *learn* from them. Because these moments of crisis are also potential moments of faith. A time - when we either come together or fall apart. Nature always has a way of balancing itself. The only question is... What part - will we play.
Mark Russell: Did you just make that up?
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: No. I read it in a fortune cookie once.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: A really long fortune cookie.
[Godzilla is flashing his light]
Master Sergeant Hendricks: Hey, what's with the light show?
Dr. Vivienne Graham: It's an intimidation display. Like a gorilla pounding its chest.
Sam Coleman: [nervously] Consider us very intimidated.
[from teaser trailer]
Madison Russell: Hello? Is anyone there? I'm trying to reach... I'm tryin' to reach MONARCH.
Dr. Emma Russell: I can only urge you all to take refuge. Over the last sixty years, Monarch has prepared bunkers around the world to save and restart civilization? I suggest you find them.
Dr. Ilene Chen: That bitch!
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: [on Madison] I can't blame that kid! If I had these two for parents, I'd run away from home too.
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: [sees King Ghidorah] You gotta be fucking kidding.
Dr. Vivienne Graham: [to Mark Russell] They're everywhere. Battling for dominance. Arrival alpha to Godzilla.
Dr. Emma Russell: Leave her out of this.
Alan Jonah: Why? You're the one who pulled her into it. Madison, tell me, what exactly did Mommy sell you on? Some grand utopia? Man and monster, living together in blissful harmony?
Mark Russell: You are out of your goddamn mind! First, you put our daughter's life in danger and now you get to decide the fate of the world. That's rich, Emma!
Dr. Emma Russell: I couldn't be more sane, and Madison couldn't be stronger. After we lost Andrew, I trained her to survive. And at least now, she will have a fighting chance.
Mark Russell: A fighting chance? Why don't you listen to yourself? It's not all math, Emma. Some things, you can't control.
Dr. Emma Russell: And there are some things you can't run from.
Mark Russell: This won't bring him back to us.
Dr. Rick Stanton: [after Godzilla blasts one of King Ghidorah's heads with its atomic breath] Jesus! Good thing he's on our side.
Dr. Ilene Chen: For now.
Madison Russell: Look!
[the remaining Titans, including Rodan, arrive to bow to Godzilla, who roars in triumph]
Mark Russell: [almost whispering] Open the shields.
Dr. Rick Stanton: [loudly] Oh yeah, sure, let's bring him in for a beer! You outta your goddamn mind?
Mark Russell: [almost whispering] Let him know we're not a threat. Open the shields.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: [to Stanton] Do it.
Mark Russell: How's that?
Dr. Ilene Chen: Myth is our compass. It's something my mom used to say. She believed our stories about monsters and dragons, could help us find the Titans, and restore our connection to nature.
Mark Russell: Wait, your mother? You're second-generation Monarch?
Dr. Ilene Chen: Third. It runs in the family.
Mark Russell: That's incredible! I don't suppose your family has any tips on slaying dragons, do they?
Dr. Ilene Chen: Slaying dragons is a Western concept. In the East, they are sacred. Divine creatures who brought wisdom, strength. Even redemption.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: [angrily] This is a dangerous path! You are meddling with forces beyond our comprehension, gambling with the lives of BILLIONS!
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: Sometimes I think this is Godzilla's world. We just live in it.
Colonel Diane Foster: Damn right.
Dr. Vivienne Graham: Mark, we know you're hurting. But if we find the ORCA we'll find your family. I promise.
Dr. Emma Russell: Containment team stand down, I repeat stand down! You are scaring her!
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: Hold your fire. We don't know if he will attack!
Mark Russell: Well he will if you keep those guns on him. Now I want him dead more that anybody, but unless this is a fight that you know that you can win for God's sakes stand down.
Madison Russell: I made us breakfast... It's, uh, eggs, toast and what was once bacon.
Dr. Emma Russell: And which do you recommend?
Madison Russell: [laughing] The toast and eggs.
Dr. Emma Russell: Thank you.
Colonel Diane Foster: Is there another creature that might stand a chance against him?
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: [thoughtfully] No. Ghidorah and Gojira's rivalry was ancient and unique.
Staff Sergeant Martinez: Right, so we killed - our best shot - at beating this thing?
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: [about Mark] Dude hates Titans.
Sam Coleman: Yeah, well, you would too if you were him.
Alan Jonah: [referring to Ghidorah's severed head] We'll take it.
Dr. Rick Stanton: And what's gonna be left, if you do this? A dead charred world, overrun by monsters?
Dr. Emma Russell: No, Doctor Stanton, the exact opposite. Just like a how forest fire replenishes the soil or how a volcano creates new land, we have seen signs that these creatures will do the same. San Francisco, Las Vegas, wherever the Titans go, life follows, triggered by their radiation. They are the only thing that can reverse the destruction that we started. They are the only guarantee that life will carry on. But for that to happen, we must set them free.
Sam Coleman: [as they enter Washington, D.C] Jesus. It's like the whole sky's alive.
Colonel Diane Foster: That's because it is.
Mark Russell: [SAN FRANCISCO 2014; calling out for his son] An-drew! An-drew! An-drew! An-drewww!
Dr. Rick Stanton: Godzilla's radiation is reaching critical mass! Six minutes until he blows!
Admiral William Stenz: Their behavior has become - random. Erratic. And with - our forces spread desperately thin and these things roaming the globe unimpeded, we are running out of options. And time. Excuse me, do you have something to add.
Dr. Ilene Chen: Yeah. You're wrong. Their behavior is *not* random. *Or* erratic.
Executive Officer Bowman: Can't fix our position. GPS is down. But inertial says we're 600 miles from departure.
Commander Crane: That can't be.
Dr. Rick Stanton: I knew it, man! The vortex was a tunnel into the Hollow Earth. It's a subterranean tunnel system that connect the entire planet. It doesn't matter. I knew I was right. I told you, Chen!
Dr. Ilene Chen: Shut up, Rick.
Mark Russell: Listen to me: They'll *think* it's one o' them. You use the wrong *frequency* on one of 'em - And you're gonna be responsible for a thousand San Franciscos!
Dr. Emma Russell: Just like how a forest fire replenishes the soil or how a volcano creates new land, we have seen signs that these creatures will do the same. San Francisco, Las Vegas, wherever the Titans go, life follows, triggered by their radiation.
Dr. Vivienne Graham: As you know, at approximately oh seven hundred hours, our containment site, in China's Yunnan rainforest was raided. The specimen, code name Mothra, escaped, only to cocoon itself later under a nearby waterfall. While Dr. Emma Russell, and her daughter Madison were taken hostage. This - is the man responsible. Alan Jonah. A former British Army colonel turned eco-terrorist, obsessed with restoring the natural order. And to fund his operations he began trafficking in a new and dangerous market: Titan DNA.
Colonel Diane Foster: The oxygen destroyer, why wasn't Monster Zero affected?
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: I mean, I'm no scientist, but I think it has something to do with his goddamn head growing back.
Dr. Rick Stanton: Well, I've never seen anything like it. It violates everything we know about the natural order.
Dr. Ilene Chen: Unless he's not part of the natural order.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: What do you mean?
[shows a cave painting of Godzilla and Monster Zero]
Dr. Ilene Chen: I was able to piece this together.
Sam Coleman: Well, he looks vaguely familiar.
Dr. Ilene Chen: It tells of a great dragon who fell from the stars. A Hydra whose storm swallowed both men and gods alike.
Mark Russell: What, you mean an alien?
Dr. Ilene Chen: Yes. He's not part of our natural order. And he's not mean to be here.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: A false king.
Dr. Rick Stanton: An invasive species. That could explain how he's creating these massive storms and the effect he's having on the other Titans. It's almost he's reshaping the planet to his own liking.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: These legends, what did they call him?
Dr. Ilene Chen: Ghidorah. "The one who is many."
Mark Russell: Ghi-what?
Sam Coleman: She said, "Gonorrhea."
Mark Russell: Huh?
Dr. Ilene Chen: Ghidorah!
Dr. Emma Russell: [to Mark] I'm sorry. Run.
[detonates the ice freeing Ghidorah]
Mark Russell: [hops into the Osprey] Let's move!
Colonel Diane Foster: We'll do an emergency vertical takeoff at max rpm! Number two's still speeding up!
Dr. Vivienne Graham: If Jonah is looking to extract genetic samples they'll be here - in the bio labs.
Colonel Diane Foster: Everyone strap in. All ships - Follow our lead.
Dr. Vivienne Graham: The specimen at the site has been kept entirely off-book. And since it's a more recent discovery our data is limited. But it seems to be another apex predator.
Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: Emma called it - Monster Zero.
Dr. Vivienne Graham: It may have been a rival alpha to Godzilla, battling for dominance over the other Titans.
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: Mayday, mayday! This is Raptor One to Argo. Argo, do you copy?
Colonel Diane Foster: Copy, Raptor One. What's your status?
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: We're screwed, that's what. And we got kids on board. We're gonna need immediate mid-air retrieval.
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: Lock on their position, and prepare the hangar for an emergency landing.
Dr. Rick Stanton: Hangar doors are unresponsive.
Colonel Diane Foster: Manual override?
Dr. Rick Stanton: They're stuck!
Mark Russell: [gets out of his seat] All right, which way to the hangar?
Sam Coleman: I can show you. Anybody else? I know the way. Come on.
Dr. Rick Stanton: Hope you got a big wrench.