Many things, Mookie Betts is. But a “Star Wars” fan, he is not.
That’s right: Despite the fact that there are nine films (and more coming), six TV series and three made-for-TV movies within the “Star Wars” universe, Betts hasn’t seen any of them, nor does he plan to. During a recent appearance on Rob Bradford’s “Bradfo Sho” podcast, the Red Sox outfielder explained why he couldn’t care less about the galaxy that’s far, far away.
“I’ve never seen one ‘Star Wars’ movie, TV show — nothing. Never seen (them),” Betts told Bradford. ” From my viewpoint, I don’t like movies that are fake. So, when I say ‘fake,’ (I mean) like ‘Transformers.’ I’ve never seen any of the ‘Transformers’ (movies).
” … That’s not real. Unless it’s like an animated movie — you know, those have really good stories behind (them).”
Betts’ hot take shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, though. Since the “Star Wars” resurgence began in 2015 with the release of “The Force Awakens,” more people have come out of the woodwork and revealed they’ve never seen the movies.
So, before you rush to judge him, consider the possibility that the person sitting next you also is not one with The Force.
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