Gervais wrote:Yeah, the list is older than the movie by a few years; 2009.
That would be the writing of someone who slept through a lit class in college. That's the best explanation I can think of, anyway. Either that,or it was assigned reading in high school and the writer had qualms against all of the papers Javert caused him/her to write.
Now, maybe he could go on a 10 Characters With Questionable Behaviors list, or a 10 Characters With Questionable Reasoning, and so on, but he never has been nor will he ever be evil, at least in the Brick. Maybe in some adaptations (I've only seen a few, so I can't say) he comes off like that, which could be another explanation. And his participation in Fantine's death is pretty bad. But overall, he. is. not. Evil.
And I still don't understand how he's more vile than Bill Sikes.
Exactly, he doesn't kill fantine on purpose, he's just so excited by the fact that after all these years he has finally caught Valjean that he gets a bit carried away.