I think Alien Isolation did a lot of instill some extra confidence in the franchise but what we really need is for a new film that is truly stellar.
I've been fine with the majority of the films we've gotten, save for the current recent two releases we've gotten. I can't remember who said it on the podcast but they hit the nail on the head when they said if you just watch them as just monster movies, you'll be fine. I've always taken that approach to a lot of movies, I've grown up on monster movies and say what you want about Alien 3, Resurrection, and the AVPs, but I liked them. ....Resurrection, I just need to get the gumption to rewatch but can't for some reason. I think the fandom's opinion soured my own over it.
As for PREDATORS and Prometheus... It's no secret, that... I HATE Predators, and Robert Rodriguez. Prometheus, I used to genuinely like but my outlook on the film soured for a variety of reasons.
As far as a new film is concerned... I think we were spoiled with the original three films, being Alien, Aliens and Predator. They set the bar pretty high and so far no sequel to date has been able to meet that standard. I think as fans, we spoiled ourselves with these expectations. I mean it's hard to say what these new films are going to be like, and how... But I'll say this and it's an overall fact.
You can't please everyone.
Also... I just.. get this feeling that other fans want me to love PREDATORS and Prometheus, and I can't bring myself to do it. And if I don't love those films well... I'm prepared to being treated as a black sheep. I'll say this, I'm actually resentful of the fandom.. based on how it's treated me as a fellow fan. It's one reason why I'm going back to the TMNT fandom.