I watched the Predator this morning, my thoughts have evolved somewhat
The main issue I has was that all the others are tense action movies, the Predator doesn't work at all if you approach it from that perspective, it's clearly a comedy. and it is quite funny. the Loonies especially are a very entertaining bunch
The designs of both Predators are very nice too
The violence is quite excellent imo, the blood splatter may sometimes be over the top but maybe that's realistic, I've never seen someone get sliced in half before. There were parts that when I saw it the first time, I found a bit shocking. Notably when the 3 guys in that car get their heads chopped off.
Traeger was an excellent villain, he seemed to enjoy his job so much, it's a pity about his death scene though, I don't know whether it was caseys intention to make him shoot himself or not.
When you look at it as a comedy, the autism stuff doesn't feel so stupid.
The only scenes which I found a bit cringey were the first one where you see the child, that was mainly the music they chose and the final scene, although I can't pinpoint why yet.
One thing I found to be a little strange was the shield on the ship, I've grown up with Dr Who and Star wars, I always viewed shields as a strange kind of fluidish substance which blocks or dissolves lasers and bullets, in this one it was more a solid wall.