To become infected by a Trojan Horse virus, you usually have to open an attachment or download a file with the program in it, and allow it to run. Once you do, whoever is in control of the RAT owns your computer, and you're screwed.
So the lesson here is don't download programs or open attachments unless you know exactly where they come from, and even then, think twice. In this way, Ratter is a great cautionary tale.
|YEAH, SHE'S PROBABLY RICH.|
|IS HER CARPET HOOKED UP TO THE INTERNET?|
A disturbing invasion of privacy ensues.
|YES, YOU DID HEAR A NOISE.|
Ashley Benson is also a pretty solid actress, and her likable character absolutely made the movie more bearable. Had it been anyone else walking around on screen doing mundane activities for the better part of an hour, we may have lost interest. She's just got a way about her.
|YEAH, SHE'S DEFINITELY GOT A WAY ABOUT HER...|
I'm also not sure if I understand where all of the camera angles in the movie came from. Was it all supposed to be filmed with her tech toys that had been hacked, or was it half that, and half just normal movie shots? Because it it's the former, the Ratter dude must have hacked her lamp, wall, and whatever else was needed to get the angles that he got, because a lot of the shots in the movie did not come from her computer or phone.
And what was the guy's motivation? Ambiguity serves a movie like this well enough, but we have no idea who the guy is, why he does what he does, or how he does it... which I suppose is the point, being that the movie is about safety in the digital age. Still, some answers would have been nice.
Also, there's a scene after the credits that kind of explains Emma's fate, since the end of the movie was one of those "leave it up to the audience" kind of things.
|SO WHAT DID HAPPEN TO HER?|
|BUT MOSTLY, NO GORE.|
|THANK YOU, ASH BENZO.|
|INVASION OF PRIVACY GETS NO WORSE THAN THIS.|
If you don't mind that though, give Ratter a rent, and enjoy.
Ratter is available now on DVD and VOD.
Ash Benzo is the best part of this movie. Make of that what you will. You can see some more pics of her in her own Hottie post, right HERE.