‘The story of a boy, a girl and a universe’

Next time you start to complain about how slow and plodding some movie trailers can be, think of this 1977 preview for Star Wars. Movie blog Cinematical dug up this retro gem, which features one of the most verbose and uninspiring voiceovers I’ve ever heard. Combine that with some shrill TIE Fighter noise and a noticeable lack of the Star Wars theme music, and you’ve obviously got a recipe for shattering box-office records.

—Posted by David Griner