The Writing's on the Wall: Sam Smith's James Bond Spectre theme panned online

Sam Smith's new theme song for the next James Bond movie Spectre premiered this morning, and while the soaring strings and intense vocals of a Bond tune are there, reaction online has been mixed, at best.

U.K. singer's theme for the next James Bond movie called 'bland,' likened to 'asthmatic goose'

Sam Smith's new theme song for the next James Bond movie Spectre premiered this morning, and while the soaring strings and intense vocals of a Bond tune are there, reaction online has been mixed, at best. 

BBC Radio One was among the first to playWriting's on the Wall, and the track is also available on Spotify and iTunes. 

Smith introduced the song on the Breakfast Show and expressed his enthusiasm for it on Twitter. 

The song did have its fans. 

A former James Bond tweeted his admiration for the theme from Spectre

However, others on Twitter said they found the piece "boring" and "disappointing." 

Some of the reaction was even less charitable, crossing over to downright mean. 

Speaking of geese, one Twitter user compared the song to this Vine that you may have heard before. (If not, apologies.)