James Kent in Paul Blart: Mall Cop
One of the popular movie villains disguised as good guys in the comedy genre is James Kent from 2009’s Paul Blart: Mall Cop. In the Steve Carr-directed film, Santa’s little helpers, who turn out to be a gang of organized terrorists, shut down the mall and take hostages, including Paul Blart’s (Kevin James) daughter and girlfriend. Realizing that no one knows the place better than he does, Paul mounts a rescue mission.
SWAT Commander James Kent (Bobby Cannavale) appeared to help Paul stop the terrorist in the mall and even teamed up with the titular character to catch the film’s primary villain, Veck Simms (Keir O’Donnell). But when Paul finally caught Veck, James pulled a gun on Paul and revealed himself to be the true leader of the terrorists.