Movie Villains You Can Feel Sorry For
Sometimes you have to take your hat off to a villain and admit that they were probably doing the correct thing, it was just the movie that made them out to be wrong.
Javert - Les Miserables
Despite the fact he cannot actually sing, Javert is probably just a little misunderstood. As a relentless police officer he dedicates pretty much his entire life to chasing down the film's hero Jean Valjean. Painted as the film's antagonist, the narrative doesn't spend that long on the fact that Javert is just merely performing his duty - Valjean is a criminal, albeit facing a vastly unfair sentence, but it wasn't Javert who sentenced him. How about a little sympathy for the man who spent his life chasing down a bread thief - he's clearly unstable after all.
The Shark - Jaws
If you're going to get into shark infested waters to have a little swim then you should know the consequences, what kind of morons say 'I'm not going to let a little thing like a killer shark put me off my afternoon dip.' All the shark is doing is following its instinct, if he sees something tasty, he's going to gobble it up. What does he get for his troubles? He gets blown up, that's what - hardly seems fair now does it?
Mr Rooney - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
OK so perhaps Rooney is a little over zealous in his unstoppable quest to expose Ferris Bueller's lies and I suppose it could be argued that he needs to get his priorities right and concentrate on the more important tasks at hand. He is however, just being meticulous and when you're the dean of students - that kind of attitude needs to be encouraged. Ferris is bunking off school so technically Rooney is right but he spends the day lumbering from one disaster to the next, poor guy.
T-Rex - Jurassic Park
A similar one to the shark in Jaws perhaps but that doesn't make it any less valid. If your species had been brought back to life in a completely different world only you found that instead of being able to go about your business freely, you were just an attraction at a glorified safari park then you'd understandably be a little miffed. Let's be honest, a Dino park was a disaster waiting to happen, so when the inevitable happened you cannot blame the T-Rex for doing what it does naturally; gobbling people up who are sat on the toilet.
The Government - ET
If an extra terrestrial landed on earth and infiltrated a small community, the Government would probably have every right to be a tad concerned. In reality they'd be all over it and probably rightly so. It wasn't the government's fault that this alien was particularly cute and had developed a friendship with a small boy. It could have easily been shooting lasers out of its eyes, striking down everything that got in its way, the government weren't to know that it was harmless. If an alien comes to Earth, proper tests have to be carried out by qualified Government officials - that's just common sense.