I think that most of us can agree that Rian Johnson performed a monumentally horrendous act in creating this film, which subverts, deconstructs, tears apart, and hangs upside down (before setting it on fire) so many parts of the Star Wars saga that had been built-up with love and respect over the past 40 years, even The Force Awakens was largely an enjoyable and respectful film. Any work that can salvage it even in the slightest, is worthy work in my opinion.
Here’s to Star Wars and the universe we love!
This seems to be the general disconnect between fans. I tend to believe communities such as those here do what we do because we think tweaks can be made to make something better. If any of us truly dismissed TLJ to the extent you state I don’t honestly see anyone even trying.
A more correct criticism would be that TLJ is not a flawless film, and to analyse those flaws. I watch Ivan’s videos as I’m genuinely interested in some of his tweaks, but he utterly undermines any work he’s doing with statements like ‘fire Kathleen Kennedy’ or encouraging online abuse towards Rian Johnson, because neither impact the film we received.
I respect your reaction to the film, but I want to enhance the good stuff and help hide the bad through edits, nothing more.