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Every couple of years, like the Olympics or astronomy-based-end-of-the-world predictions, we get a new James Bond movie. And somehow, its theme song has become almost as much of an event as the movie release. Enter: Sam Smith's theme for Spectre — "The Writing's on the Wall."

The video is fine.

It inter-splices the bare minimum of the footage they can show pre-release and casts a moody shadow over the anticipation of Daniel Craig's return to the character. It also shows Sam Smith looking at ... something.

Like, what are you looking at, Sam?

Eyes over here, bud.

The song itself has split opinions with The New York Post calling it "boring and formulaic", where The New Yorker liked it just fine

Regardless, it's already been the first Bond theme to top the UK charts.

Granted, he's got a tough act to follow.

Adele's 2012 theme for Skyfall was widely received as the gold standard of Bond themes.

What do you think? Like it? Love it?

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