Yes, the new Terminator has had mixed reviews, but I'll probably see it because it goes back to its roots. Many friends and I skipped the last Terminator movie because it looked like a quickly made if expensive grab at franchise territory plus no Arnie. This time he's back, and we have what looks like a decent actress playing Sarah Connor. This will do, even if it doesn't have Cameron behind the camera, which brings up his career: he is so smart at navigating what projects he takes on, we can't help but admire the man, whose last film came out five-and-a-half years ago, doesn't resonate with us as much as his others, but it struck a chord at the time. That's the enduring power of films, if not the cultural value of people who make them.