“This botched remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still seriously dishonors the seriously fine 1951 sci-fi landmark on which it’s based,” says Variety ‘s Todd McCarthy in a review that was posted yesterday morning. “One of the new film’s many sins is its lack of any primal, defining imagery. The script by David Scarpa (The Last Castle) rotely retains key elements from the original without giving them any interesting twists. So many other, potentially more exciting roads could have been taken” — but alas, have not been.