But it made me realise something about myself I didn't know before. A response I hadn't realised was becoming common for me.
What was that response, you ask? Disgust at Taylor Lautner's disproportionate body to head ratio? Amusement at the questionable acting skills of Ms Stewart? Mindboggling bewilderment at the less than stellar special effects that involved chopping off a nine year old's face and whacking it on a toddler's body?
While all of these might be true, they're not what concerned me. No, I'm referring to the fact that, while my movie companions were all either Team Jacob or Team Edward (and believe me, there was an awful lot of trash talking going on for a bunch of thirty something supposedly mature women), it would seem that I'm Team Bella's Dad.
That's right, in a film full of young, relatively good looking guys, I decided to make cow eyes at the heroine's father.
In my defence, he's not that much older than me (only about nine years), and he's cute! I even like that silly moustache he wears in it. And he's so normal and bewildered in it while everyone else around him are weird creatures like werewolves and vampires and Robert Pattinson.
Still, there I am sitting in the cinema leering at Bella's Dad, and I can't help wondering if it's the father thing. Is it just that I'm attracted to men who seem like good parental material? And if it's a trend, I wonder if I should be concerned? You know what they say, once is an accident, twice a coincidence, but three times is a trend. Lets see if I'm trending?
Dennis Quaid in The Day After Tomorrow: Yep, definitely a hot Dad. I know we were supposed to go for Jake Gyllenhaal and his big I'm-so-out-of-my-depths-but-I'm-going-to-be-heroic-anyway eyes, but I preferred the heroic father who crossed the country on foot in the middle of the mother of all snow storms to get to his son. Heroic and paternal, a double threat!
Liam Neeson in Love Actually: Now who wouldn't love the recently widowed single dad, trying desperately to be positive and uplifting for his son even though he's still mourning. Heartstrings ... yep, they're definitely pulled.
Colin Firth in What A Girl Wants: While I, of course, loved Colin in Pride and Prejudice (can anyone say wet shirt!!!), he was very cute playing a newly realised father of a teenage girl. He bumbled around and was adorably British. Not to mention he was very sexy riding that motorcycle!
Okay ... definitely a trend.