Godfrey of Ibelin has become one of my very favourite Liam Neeson roles. I love the character. He's about the only thing that made Kingdom of Heaven bearable for me. Well, there was Edward Norton playing the leper king, Baldwin. And Jeremy Irons as Tiberias. Even Remus Lupin, I mean David Thewlis playing Hospitaller. Okay, so overall I did like the cast, it's just the main character, Balian... aka Godfrey's "hot young bastard son", aka Legolas, aka Orlando Bloom, who I don't care for. His acting mostly kind of sucks in my opinion.
Godfrey and Balian do share a few slashy moments, which is both so wrong and kind of nice. It really reminded me of the movie Qui-Gon/Obi-Wan dynamic, in a weird way.
I'll be playing Godfrey in a Kingdom of Heaven-inspired roleplay and may or may not pimp the game when it starts, if any of you are interested. And assuming it's okay with the mods.
Anyway, what made me think of this is, Qui-Gon should go as Godfrey to the New Year's party shindig thing over at omg_lightsaber. :D Since he'd look hot dressed up as a Crusader Knight, and someone
coughObiorAni?cough could totally go as his hot bastard son if they wanted. Or one of his hot Crusader companion Knights. Even a female could, or little amphibian. They'd get to carry big swords! (Which of course Qui can "acquire" easily.) Or, you know... not. Just an idea, if anyone isn't sure what costume to have for their character. ;) Dooku would make a good Tiberias.
Godfrey is basically a Qui-Gon of the Crusades. Maybe that's partly why I like the character so much. He's a badass rebel and, well, I don't want to spoil the movie for anyone but he also shares other (more depressing) similarities with Qui-Gon. ( *copy/pastes from someone, sans spoilers*Collapse )
( Qui, I mean Liam, er, Godfrey of Ibelin spam...7 nice picturesCollapse )
Good idea or bad idea?
P.s., watch Liam swordfight.
ETA: Liam has really big hands. Not that I'm barely noticing, but yeah. He could probably crush somebody's skull with a hand.
ETA2: You guys are all insane and I love it.