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The movie features a lame plot twist or two and the ending is really absurd but Pamela Anderson looks good and that's what it comes down to in the end and probably why you'll wanna see this for in the first place.
As a thriller this one is definitely lacking in the suspense area. The murder scenes are all pretty steamy and well shot but there is no build up to speak of and the subsequent investigation doesn't really generate much in the way of thrills or intrigue. It's unfortunate that the film is lacklustre in these areas but it definitely is serviceable enough and the plot-line never gets boring. But where this one definitely scores is from an erotic point-of-view, where it is a noticeable success. I, personally, am a big fan of femme fatales and pneumatically buxom women, while I do find Anderson extremely attractive so it's perhaps no surprise that I got a kick out of Snapdragon. There were a series of scenes sprinkled throughout featuring a naked Pamela in action, they were very sexy and did not disappoint. I don't think that you can ask for too much more from a Pamela Anderson vehicle to be perfectly honest. For what it's worth the best acting performance came from Chelsea Field, who is also kind of cute as well.
However, This is a first rate adult thriller, that makes Basic Instinct look tame in comparison. Pamela Anderson has never looked as hot as this. OK so her acting is a bit poor. Well it was her first movie.
But who cares when you can feast your eyes on such a beautiful actress in all her glory. She features in many nude scenes during the running time, it truly steamed up my glasses. The storyline is first rate and the supporting cast are excellent. Chelsea Field and Steven Bauer work up the tension to a memorable climax. A Fantastic Erotic Thriller. 10 out of 10
For a thriller it just isn't a solidly enough written one. Its story is quite predictable really and it's build on some unlikely plot lines and developments. The movie therefore also never gets tense to watch and its soft erotic elements also don't exactly help to make the movie any more exciting, despite the presence of Pamela Anderson at her prime.
Pamela Anderson had only just got fame for her "Baywatch" role at time she was starring in this movie. It's a serious acting attempt from her, in a more serious role and movie but luckily she soon discovered for herself that she just wasn't made for this sort of stuff. Now days he is mostly appearing in cameo comedy roles. None of the actors really impress to within this movie, which is more likely due to the quality of the script and the capacity of the director as well, who is mostly responsible for directing lots of Power Ranger episodes and movies. Every now and then he tries a serious directing attempt but he has yet to succeed really.
The movie is mostly being a dull and dragging one, which is due to its predictable script for most part. Also the visual look of the movie makes it look more like a made for TV movie but this is something more '90's movies suffer from.
it's a film about the so called white sex slavery. a routine thriller with some possibly political incorrect elements that you don't see in mainstream films. Chelsea Field looks way better, the untainted one....
i don't know on what narcotic the creator of this movie was on but it's very strange movie with racial undertone towards china. is this suppose be a nightmare movie for whites? lol.
a white american orphan female child (pamela anderson) sold to chinese (hong kong maybe?) human traffickers!?!?! lol. you can't make this up. and years later she go back to her birth country to kill americans bec she is crazy and has psychical issue!?!? she was molested i guess when she was "sold" to these traffickers and thus the mental issue? but it turn out that there's 2 of them(twins). which i don't get that part since i thought she had personality disorder but as you can see in the movie that the "bad" twin who's doing the killings is getting killed! a 90's movie that is very anti white woman was for sure not visible then, not even b or c movies! this must be the first one. this is very psycho movie so does it matter? or is it subliminal?
for younger people who don't know, pamela anderson was a sex symbol in 90's when she was on very popular tv sitcom baywatch so i don't even understand why pamela took this role? and the director choose her for this role? lol. pamela was a sex symbol a la the 90's marilyn monroe.
only good part: they actually show pamela breasts!
You know going in that whoever the lead male in the movie is will be seduced by the mysterious femme fatale, and here we have Pamela Anderson cast as the alluring amnesia patient. Just like the Sharon Stone character looked like she might be murdering her partners, the question is whether or not Pam's character is slitting men's throats. There is a reference to some Chinese legend or something, along with images of the flowers known as snapdragons. The male cop who gets involved with Pamela during his investigation has a female partner who gets jealous, and goes back and forth from trying to protect him to wondering how far over the line he is going. Finally, at the end of the movie we get a twist, which I barely even remember. So that tells you how striking of a reveal that was.
Nothing about the story, the filming techniques, or the acting stood out, so I can really say why I rate this a little higher than the average film from this genre. I think maybe in hindsight it was refreshing to see Pamela Anderson when she was still young and full of potential, as opposed to the weathered cautionary tale she has become. The movie made me want to watch her in other movies. It wasn't exactly a star-making performance, but I think it suggests that maybe her career deserved better.