1982 was a vintage year for summer blockbusters
This 1982 preview of the summer's big science fiction movies seems to prove that things did, in fact, used to be better. I means, what a goddamned year: Blade Runner, Poltergeist, ET, The Thing, Wrath of Kahn, and Tron. I turned 11 that summer.
Summer Movie Sci-Fi Sneak Preview from 1982. (Thanks, Fipi Lele!)