Admiral William Stenz: This alpha predator of yours, doctor, do you really think he has a chance?
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: The arrogance of men is thinking nature is in our control and not the other way around. Let them fight.
Joe Brody: You're not fooling anybody when you say what happened 15 years ago was a natural disaster. Not an earthquake, it wasn't a typhoon. Okay? So stop... Look, I'm tired of talking to you about this. I want my son. I wanna see my son. I wanna know that he's all right. This guy, this guy knows. He knows where he is. Musuko wa dokoda? I want my son. And I want my bag and discs. And I wanna talk to somebody in charge, not you. No, not you. I'm done talking to you. All right? You're looking at me right now, like I'm in a fish tank, right? That's fine. Because I know what happened here. And you keep telling everybody that this place is a death zone, but it's not! You're lying. Because what's really happening is that your hiding something out there. I'm right, aren't I? My wife died here! Something killed my wife. And I've a right to know! I deserve answers!
Joe Brody: See? There it is again! That is not a transformer malfunction, that is an electromagnetic pulse! And it effects everything from miles and miles, and it is happening again! This is what caused everything to happen in the first place! Can't you see that? And it's gonna send us back to the Stone Age! You have no idea what's coming.
J. Robert Oppenheimer: We knew the world would not be the same. A few people cried; most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad Gita; Vishnu takes on his multi-armed form and says, "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds."
Admiral William Stenz: [on mobilizing warheads] I know you don't agree with this. But my first priority is to safeguard our citizens.
[Serizawa shows Admiral Stenz a watch]
Admiral William Stenz: It's stopped.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: Yes. Eight-fifteen in the morning, August 6 1945.
Admiral William Stenz: Hiroshima.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: It was my father's.
Sam Brody: [sees Godzilla on TV] Mommy, look. Dinosaurs.
Admiral William Stenz: Gentlemen, you are being sent in by a HALO jump. Now, I realize not all of you have had hands-on experience. Frankly, none of us have ever faced a situation quite like this one before. I would not be asking any one of you to take this leap if I did not have complete faith in your ability to succeed. Your courage will never be more needed than it is today.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: In 1954, the first time that a nuclear submarine ever reached the lower depths, it awakened something.
Vivienne Graham: The Americans first thought that it was the Russians. The Russians thought that it was them. All those nuclear tests in the '50s...? Not tests.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: They were trying to kill it. Him. An ancient alpha predator.
Vivienne Graham: Millions of years older than mankind. From an age when the Earth was ten times more radioactive than today. This animals and others like it consumed this radiation as a food source. As the levels on the surface naturally subsided these creatures adapted to live deeper in the oceans. Furter underground. Absorbing radiation from the planet's core. The organization we work for, Monarch, was established in the wake of this discovery. A multinational coalition formed in secrecy to search for him. Study him. Learn everything we could.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: We call him... Gojira.
Vivienne Graham: The top of the primordial ecosystem. A god, for all intents and purposes.
Ford Brody: A monster.
Joe Brody: [to Ford] Go home to your family. You keep them safe. Okay? Whatever it takes.
Joe Brody: I have to go back to our house. I need my old disks, if they're still there. I need the data to be able to prove a baseline here that this isn't a fantasy, that I'm not what you think I am. I'm gonna find the truth and end this. Whatever it takes.
Ford Brody: Why can't you just let it rest?
Joe Brody: Because I sent her down there, son.
Admiral William Stenz: This is our needle in a haystack, people. M.U.TO. Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism. It is, however, no longer terrestrial. It is airborne. Now, the world still thinks this was an earthquake and it would be preferable that that remain so. Before we lost sight of it, it was heading East across the Pacific and had emitted enough EMP disruption to create havoc with our radar and satellite feeds and reduce us, for the moment, to a strictly visual pursuit. I emphasize "for the moment," because we will get on our game and we will find this thing. It is imperative that we do so.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: Nature has an order. A power to restore balance. I believe he is that power.
Elle Brody: [as Ford leaves for Japan] You know you're only gonna be gone for a few days, right? And then you are gonna come back to me.
Ford Brody: Yeah. Yeah.
Elle Brody: It's not the end of the world.
Admiral William Stenz: Doctor, what do you mean by "hunting"? You think it's chasing this M.U.TO.?
Admiral William Stenz: But if the M.U.TO. is his prey... The signal shows a call. Why call up a predator?
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: No, it didn't. I think Godzilla was only listening. The M.U.TO. was calling something else.
Joe Brody: I have to go! I came back here and I wasted six years staring through that barbed wire, thinking it was a military mistake or some horrible design flaw that they were covering up. One day... I met a guy who runs a cargo boat offshore. Every day he goes right past the reactor site. So he places a couple frequency monitors on bouys for me. Two weeks ago... I check this thing like every other day just for the kick in the teeth. Two weeks ago, I'm tuning in and, oh, my God... there it is. Whatever "it" is, that's in there. Whatever it is they're guarding so carefully... started talking again. And I mean talking.
Sergeant Tre Morales: I guess we're monster hunters now.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: Gojira may be the answer. I believe he's here to restore balance. He can defeat them.
Admiral William Stenz: And what? We just stand by and watch? I'm sorry, doctor. I can't take that risk.
Ford Brody: Let me take you home. Come home with me. I got a little boy who's desperate to see his grandpa.
Boyd: Dr. Serizawa? Jerry Boyd. I'm warning you, it's a mess. It's just a total mess. Monarch set me in this morning. Took a look around but I told them we need you.
[looking at a fossil]
Vivienne Graham: Oh, my God. Is it possible? Is it him?
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: No. This is much older.
[watching the other MUTO wreck havoc on the news]
Vivienne Graham: It's almost 300 feet. It's much bigger than the other one.
Admiral William Stenz: This one doesn't have any wings.
Vivienne Graham: A different sex?
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: ...A female.
Vivienne Graham: THAT'S who he's been talking to.
Dr. Ichiro Serizawa: It must be a mating call. The female remained dormant until the male matured.
Vivienne Graham: Now they're seeking radiation... to reproduce!