Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: [to Godzilla] Goodbye, old friend.
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: Senators, we believe that these - "Titans" - are just the tip of the iceberg.
Sam Coleman: Which of these Titans are here to protect us?...
Sam Coleman: And which of these Titans are here to threaten us?
Dr. Emma Russell: Our world is changing. The mass extinction we feared... Has already begun. And we are the cause. We are the infection.
Dr. Emma Russell: But like all living organisms, the earth unleashed a fever to fight this infection: Its original... and rightful rulers, the Titans. For thousands of years, these creatures have remained in hiding around the world. And unless all the Titans are found, our planet will perish, and so will we. They are the only guarantee that life will carry on.
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. Ishiro Serizawa: Sometimes... the only way to heal our wounds is to make peace with the demons who created them.
[from teaser trailer]
Madison Russell: Hello? Is anyone there? I'm trying to reach... I'm tryin' to reach MONARCH.
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. Vivienne Graham: [to Mark Russell] They're everywhere. Battling for dominance. Arrival alpha to Godzilla.
[Godzilla is flashing his light]
Master Sergeant Hendricks: Ey 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.
Mark Russell: You are out of your goddamn mind!
Dr. Emma Russell: [firmly] I am sorry? But this is the only way.
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: [sees King Ghidorah] You gotta be fuckin' kiddin'!
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. Emma Russell: Our planet will perish... And so will we.
Dr. Emma Russell: Unless we set Godzilla free.
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: Sometimes I think this is Godzilla's world. We just live in it.
Colonel Diane Foster: Damn right.
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 Mummy sell you on? Some grand utopia? Man and monster living together in blissful harmony?
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: 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!
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.
Alan Jonah: [referring to Ghidorah's severed head] We'll take it.
Dr. Rick Stanton: Oh, yeah, sure. Let's bring him in for a beer.
Mark Russell: No. This time we join the fight.
Sam Coleman: Senators... we believe that these Titans... are just the tip of the iceberg. Which of these Titans are here to protect us... and which of these Titans are here to threaten 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: 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.
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.
Dr. Vivienne Graham: As you know, at approximately oh seven hundred hours, our containment site, in China's Yunnan rainforest was raided. A 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.
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 just beating up!
Dr. Vivienne Graham: If Jonah is looking to extract genetic samples they'll be here - in the biolab.
Colonel Diane Foster: Everyone strap in. All shifts - Follow our lead.
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.
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?
Dr. Rick Stanton: Godzilla's radiation is reaching critical mass! Six minutes until he blows!
Chief Warrant Officer Barnes: Dude hates Titans.
Sam Coleman: Yeah well you would too if you were him.
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.
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 brought wisdom, strength. Even redemption.
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.