Ratter online movie review - Awful movie made by ignorant people
OK, so the premise of this movie is very simple: Emma (Ashley Benson) goes to college and has a new apartment in New York, away from her family.
She lives a simple life doing every day stuff but here's the twist: she has a stalker. But wait, there's more! Her stalker has hacked into every piece of technology with a camera in it and now watches everything she does 24/7.
The story unfolds before our eyes, while we watch everything through the different cameras in Emma's possession (cellphone, laptop, Xbox's Kinect) as if we were the stalker.
If up until this point you thought "hey, sounds interesting"...think again.
It's very clear that Writer/Director Branden Kramer doesn't know a thing about technology. The things we see "the stalker" doing with the cameras and different devices are simply impossible to do in real life. And no, I'm not exaggerating: some of those things are literally impossible to accomplish...even if you're the NSA, much less if you're "only a hacker".
But...wait! This guy is not only Bill Gates + Steve Jobs + Edward Snowden + Hollywood Hacker...he also has the field experience of a trained CIA operative. Yup, I'm not kidding.
In this junk-of-a-movie's defense I have to say that the script is so clumsy and so lazy that it never actually says anything about this guy. He may be a former CIA operative with an extensive training in Hacking that also works for an international sex trafficking cartel...and maybe that way we could explain how & why he's doing everything we're seeing on screen. But, to be honest, I don't think Mr. Kramer has that level of cleverness.
So the idea that the things we hold really close to us in our every day life could be hacked and that "someone" may watch everything we do is a terrifying one, no doubt about it. Sadly, this movie took that very sensitive & dangerous subject...and created an abomination with it that is absolutely useless, as a source of information and/or as a tool for entertainment.
Is it possible that someone may be able to hack into our devices? Yes, absolutely. Is it possible that someone may be able to do the kind of things depicted in this movie with them? No, you can sleep like a baby tonight...because they can't. A joint task force of the NSA + the FBI + the CIA may be able to...otherwise forget it. There's a lot of technological reasons that explain why the things in Ratter couldn't be done in real life...but this is not the time nor the place for those kind of explanations.
So bottom line: if you have a "tech-savvy" movie...that is actually all lies and fabrications...you have a bad movie. But if you add to the mix the fact that the acting is terrible, the pace moves like a snail, the photography is mediocre, the story is almost non-existent and the characters are made of paper...you may have one of the worst movies of all time. So kudos on that?
Do yourself a favor: don't watch this piece of crap. You will lose 74 minutes of your precious little time on this Earth that you will never get back. Do something better instead, like watching the stars for 74 minutes...or call someone you love and talk to him/her for 74 minutes. Trust me: there's "bad movies"...and then there's "Ratter-bad", something much much worse.