A Post-Structuralist Semiotic Analysis of the Most Politically Radical Movie Series Ever Made

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For the seven US citizens who’ve somehow managed to avoid seeing any of the Despicable Me movies, a brief summary is in order. The nominal protagonist of the movies is Gru, a middle-aged man whose backstory led him to aspire to become a master-criminal. The true center around which the movies turn, however, are small yellow-colored dungaree-clad…