(Typed Review In Progress)
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It’s no surprise Guardians of the Galaxy wowed audiences after its release, so of course a sequel was granted to continue the ongoing adventures of these unlikely heroes. James Gunn returns as director and writer, this time having full creative control on what he wanted these characters to go through on their next journey and made it colorful, idiosyncratic, and all around goofy while retaining the right amount of drama. After rewatching it on Blu-ray today, it's not as fresh…
In 1939 artist C. C. Beck and writer Bill Parker created a super-powered being named Captain Marvel, who made his debut in Whiz Comics #2 published by Fawcett Comics the following year. His alter ego is Billy Batson, an orphaned 12-year-old boy who by speaking the name of the ancient wizard Shazam, is struck by a magic lightning bolt and gets transformed into the adult superhero; the name is an acronym derived from the six immortal elders who grant Captain…