Would you have seen the original Star Wars movies after seeing their trailers?
We ooh and ahh over the trailers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But back in the late '70s and '80s, would the theatrical trailers for A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi sparked similar enthusiasm? Heck no. And here's proof.
The trailer for the original Star Wars:
The trailer for The Empire Strikes Back:
The trailer for Return of the Jedi:
My point? ("His point? He seldom has a point. That's part of his charm.") We may not be living in the golden age of Hollywood anymore, but we're definitely in the golden age of trailers.