Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019 film)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a 2019 American monster movie directed by Michael Dougherty, starring Kyle Chandler, Vera Farmiga, Millie Bobby Brown, Ken Watanabe, and Zhang Ziyi. The film is a sequel to the 2014 film and is the third installment in Legendary's MonsterVerse. It was released on May 31, 2019 in Dolby Cinema, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.
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Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
- Gojira is not only living proof that coexistence is possible. He is…the key to it.
- Sometimes, the only way to heal our wounds is to make peace with the demons who created them.
- I admire all forms of life.
- Nature always has a way to balance itself. The only question is, what part will we play?
- [angrily] This is a dangerous path! You are meddling with forces beyond our comprehension, gambling with the lives of billions!
- [final words, in Japanese] Goodbye...old friend.
Dr. Sam Coleman
- What we are witnessing here, senators, is the return of an ancient and forgotten super-species. 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 protect us.
Dr. Mark Russell
- Listen to me: They'll think it's one of them. You use the wrong frequency on one of them and you're gonna be responsible for a thousand San Franciscos.
- [Rodan is bellowing and they just found out Ghidorah is heading towards him] Serizawa, it's not a coincidence that Monster Zero thing is heading here. He's reacting to Big Bird's cries. That means he's either coming for food, a fight, or…something more intimate.
Dr. Emma Russel
- 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 maintain 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.
- Containment team stand down, I repeat stand down! You are scaring her!
- 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.
- [last words] Long live...the king.
- [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.
- [last lines, referring to Ghidorah's severed head] We'll take it.
- This is Godzilla’s world. We just live in it.
- [sees King Ghidorah] You gotta be fucking kidding.
- [on Madison] I can't blame that kid! If I had these two for parents, I'd run away from home too!
Dr. Vivienne Graham
- [to Mark Russell] They're everywhere. Battling for dominance. A rival alpha to Godzilla.
- Mark, we know you're hurting. But if we find the ORCA we'll find your family. I promise.
- 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.
- Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: Senators, if we are to survive, we must find ways to coexist with Titans. With Gojira.
- Dr. Vivienne Graham: A sort of symbiotic relationship, if you will. The lion and the mouse.
- Lead Senator: Or the scorpion and the frog. So you want to make Godzilla our pet.
- Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: No. We will be his.
- [As the team heads toward Antarctica]
- Dr. Vivienne Graham: The specimen at this site has been entirely off-book, and since 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.
- Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: Dr. Chen.
- Dr. Ilene Chen: I've been scouring through thousands of years of myths and legends. But it almost as if people were scared to even write about it.
- Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: As if it was meant to be forgotten.
- [As Emma explains her actions to Mark and the rest of Monarch]
- Dr. Emma Russell: And, uh...I can-I can only imagine what you are all thinking. But if there were any other way to do this, I would.
- Mark Russell: Do what, Emma?
- Dr. Emma Russell: I'm saving the world.
- Mark Russell: By releasing those things? That doesn't make sense-
- Dr. Emma Russell: As impossible as it seems, it does. Hear me out, Mark. After we lost Andrew, I swore his death would not be in vain. That I would find an answer. A solution to why the Titans were rising. But as I dug deeper, I realized that they were here for a reason, and that despite all the years trying to stop them, we never dared to confront the truth.
- Mark Russell: Which truth?
- Dr. Emma Russell: Humans have been the dominant species for thousands of years and look what's happened. Overpopulation. Pollution. War. The mass extinction we feared has already begun. And we are the cause. We are the infection. But like all 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 maintain 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 within our lifetime, our planet will perish...and so will we. Unless we restore balance.
- Dr. Rick Stanton: And what's going to be left if you do this? A dead, charred world overrun by monsters?
- Dr. Emma Russell: No, Dr. Stanton. The exact opposite. Just as how forest fire replenishes the soil or how a volcano creates new land, we have seen signs 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.
- Dr. Ilene Chen: You're murdering the world.
- Dr. Emma Russell: No. Because as difficult as this will be, I promise you mankind will not go extinct. Using the ORCA, we will return to a natural order. A forgotten order where we coexisted in balance with the Titans. The first gods.
- Dr. Ishiro Serizawa: This is a dangerous path! You are meddling with forces beyond our comprehension, gambling with the lives of billions!
- Dr. Emma Russell: And what are you gambling with, Serizawa? Monarch is broken. It's on the verge of being shut down by a government whose only objective is to eradicate the creatures, and if that happens, what will our chances be?
- Mark Russell: You're out of your goddamned mind!! First, you put our daughter's life in danger, now you decide the fate of the world. That's rich!
- 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'll has a fighting chance!
- Mark Russell: A fighting chanc-? Why don't you listen to yourself? It's not all math, Emma. There are some things you can't control.
- Dr. Emma Russell: And there are some things you just can't run from!
- Mark Russell: This won't bring him back to us.
- [As Rodan emerges from the volcano...]
- Mark Russell: You got a catchy name for this one?
- Dr. Ilene Chen: Local legends call it Rodan. The Fire Demon.
- Mark Russell: Well, that's comforting.
- Dr. Ilene Chen: The stories...The legends...They're all true. They really were the first gods.
- Dr. Rick Staton: If only the Earth and stones could speak, the stories they could tell us…
- [As the Titans all emerge from around the Earth]
- Alan Jonah: I thought we were going to awaken them gradually, one at a time.
- Dr. Emma Russell: I'm not the one doing this.
- [Rodan kneels before Monster Zero, submitting to his call]
- Alan Jonah: Long live the king.
- [Horrified, Emma turns to an equally horrified Madison]
- Madison Russell: You're a monster.
- Colonel Diane Foster: The oxygen destroyer, why wasn't Monster Zero affected?
- Jackson 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?
- Dr. Ilene Chen: [shows a cave painting of Godzilla and Monster Zero] 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!
- [As Godzilla and Ghidorah battle]
- Sam Coleman: Is it just me, or has he been working out?
- Dr. Rick Stanton: Are you kidding me? Serizawa's got that lizard juiced.
- Col. Diane Foster: Damn right.
- Dr. Rick Stanton: [Checking the monitors] Oh, boy. Godzilla's radiation levels are going off the charts. We've got about 12 minutes before he goes thermonuclear.
- Col. Diane Foster: What do you mean?
- Dr. Rick Stanton: I'm saying in about 12 minutes, it's gonna be a bad day to be a Red Sox fan.
- [Last lines; after Godzilla devours and vaporizes Ghidorah with his atomic breath]
- Dr. Rick Stanton: Jesus...Good thing he's on our side.
- Dr. Ilene Chen: For now.
- Madison Russell: Look!
- Their Reign Begins
- Long Live the King
- One King to Rule Them All
- Kyle Chandler – Dr. Mark Russell
- Vera Farmiga – Dr. Emma Russell
- Millie Bobby Brown – Madison Russell
- Bradley Whitford – Dr. Rick Stanton
- Sally Hawkins – Dr. Vivienne Graham
- Charles Dance – Alan Jonah
- Thomas Middleditch – Dr. Sam Coleman
- Aisha Hinds – Colonel Diane Foster
- O'Shea Jackson Jr. – Jackson Barnes
- David Strathairn – Admiral William Stenz
- Ken Watanabe – Dr. Ishiro Serizawa
- Zhang Ziyi – Dr. Ilene Chen and Dr. Ling Chen
- Joe Morton – Dr. Houston Brooks