Those who don't spend a lot of time online or aren't up to date with the latest trends, crazes, and memes were no doubt left extremely confused by Karen's psychological horror, which did not take away much from its title alone.
Despite the fact that everyone else knew in an instant what Coke Daniels' film would be about, it was likely the only aspect on which it did not disappoint. In theory, building an entire feature around a one-trick joke that's resulted in pearls being clutched among an entire generation who resembles the antagonist is quite solid, but the execution was ruthless.
Audiences resoundingly rejected Karen, despite receiving an unwanted Rotten Tomatoes score of just 17 percent. Worst Picture, Worst Director, Worst Actress, Worst Remake, Ripoff, and Sequel – the latter of which came after it was deemed to be a suburban version of Cruella by the ruling body of cinema's lowest rung.
Karen has continued to email the manager on streaming, despite the fact that the all-panned cul-de-sac film has become one of the top ten most-watched movies among iTunes subscribers in the United States, according to FlixPatrol.
There might be an element of niche appeal, but trying to devolve a real social problem into a nightmare-inducing assault on the senses did not pay out in this instance.