Seriously Hollywood this days is either going back to the roots in established franchises or is reinventing them. Either clone of earlier movie or something so different that it bearly fits. No middle ground at all.
I'll admit to something very sad... I'm ready to give up on this franchise. I'm just not happy with it as I used to be years ago with the more recent releases and the newer ones coming out, excluding Shane's movie of course because we don't know anything about it. I just want something that I can be happy with that doesn't betray how I view the Predators, the things that as a fan I have been told about these creatures through the official media-- films, comics, novels, games.. the media as a whole.
I just want things that I feel fit the Predator character, things that I feel add to it without feeling like.. it's there for the rule of cool, and respects what came before it. And I felt that PREDATORS really didn't do that, with the whole Preserve Planet cheapening the concept of the Hunt, the Super Predators obviously being created and added because someone thought that the original iconic creature was obsolete and played out, etc, etc..
As a fan.. I just want to be happy, and have more years enjoying this franchise instead of feeling like I have to jump ship.
I really hope Shane can deliver that for me as a fan.