When Alice wakes up she has no memory of her former life, nor is she aware that she is supposed to provide security for the secondary entrance to the Hive. As a security officer, she would have had ready access to the weapons drawer (containing the two Heckler & Koch MP5s) and known the code had she not been deliberately targeted with an amnesia-causing agent by the Red Queen.
From a movie-making perspective, the scene is a way of connecting the opening scenes to the false mansion and showing the audience that behind the humdrum facade, another world awaits.
ALICE stands before an ancient wooden dresser with three drawers. She
opens them one at a time.
The first contains crisp starched linens.
The second, neatly ironed women’s underwear. Very white, very
The third, a pair of Uzis with laser sighting, under-slung with
miniature grenade launchers.
ALICE stares at the weaponry. The look on her face says it all. Who
On top of all of that, the film owes a great deal to its computer game roots where keypads and code-hunts are a regular feature;