So I was looking at the blog of the movie reviewer I take most seriously... (Yes, I take the blog of a webcomic artist more seriously than any other possible movie reviewer. That's because I know I have similar tastes to Howard Tayler, as he makes perhaps my favorite webcomic.)
And on Friday, he said this:
It’s just a fairly dull movie remake with great special effects, big names, beautiful faces, and no proper ending.
One Saturday in August, I said this:
I have to say, I don't really care for The Day the Earth Stood Still. It's a slow film, which in and of itself isn't much of a problem. However, I just couldn't get into it.
So, the film really is an accurate remake.