I liked TLJ a lot. A lot better than TFA. Even better than the Originals - and then I leave nostalgia out of the picture. I’m talking pure entertainment value and pacing. And apart from a purpose-lacking side story with Finn and Rose, it really stood out as the most refreshing and entertaining addition to the Star Wars saga since the original Star Wars itself.
However, as far as fanediting goes - a restructure might improve the movie greatly. Which we will not know before we try.
Having Finn wake up later in the movie, and focus on Poe and Leia, and Rey and Luke, and Kylo and Snoke for the first hour. Then have Finn wake up after Luke agrees to give her three lessons and teaches her the first, and then focus ten minutes on that storyline to streamline it until they get to Canto Bight, before tuning back in to Rey. This way we can get rid of some of the bizarre inter-cutting between scenes at this segment, and make time pass between Rey’s lessons (makes it more likely for there to be more training for her between scenes).
I think over half of the reason why people - including myself, find Finn & Rose storyline lacking was because this happened in-between our anticipiation of Rey and Luke’s development and story together, and Leia and Poe and the Resistance’s survival. Having Finn in a coma on one of the ships until we get enough satisfactory time with Luke and Rey and Leia and Poe, will make it much more intruiging - I think - to get Finn back in the picture.
Also, there could be needed some new music or new placement of music for better emotional impact. What disappointed me the most about this movie was actually the score. There was no piece that stood out. Nothing I hum too that wasn’t already established. Luke should’ve had the most epic chorus theme when he shows up at the end. This will literally be half of the only reason why I will do an edit (probably maybe just for my own viewing pleasure).