Sometimes a studio interferes and you wish they would have just let the director do what they wanted. Sometimes a director gets to do what they wanted, and you wish the studio would have interfered. But sometimes, the studio doesn't interfere, the director has complete creative freedom, and you get a fun as hell movie with a lot of heart. Happy to report that this movie is that last sentence.
It was obvious this movie was 1000% a James Gunn movie, and it more than worked. He did what he did with Guardians, he took B and C list characters like Bloodsport, Ratcatcher, Peacemaker, Milton