As soon as Sam Smith took the stage, Twitter began to light up from all corners. Some thought the song was terrible, others just called it boring. For the four minutes of the song, Twitter was probably a more entertaining place to be paying attention to, and it all started with the following tweet.
If I ever get to meet Sam Smith, I'm going to ask him what it's like to win awards for a crappy Bond song that people hate. #Oscars— filmjabber (@filmjabber) February 29, 2016
Of course, the real fun didn't start until the performance did, as the following torrent of Tweets flooded in, all giving Smith the thumbs down.
Of course, what roast would be complete without Rosanne Barr's two cents?
Sam Smith is too goddamned skinny and a massive whiner-#oscars— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) February 29, 2016
Even Jeremy from Cinema Sins took a break from ripping apart movies in a well-detailed manner, to deliver the following missive.
Sam Smith is okay. This song is still hot garbage. #Oscars— cinemasins (@cinemasins) February 29, 2016
Meanwhile, the next tweet featured got a little topical, reminding us to remember that we were in the middle of history being made.
Where were you when Sam Smith didn't impress anyone with his horrible song? #oscars— evil pete johansson (@escarius) February 29, 2016
While the song is not universally adored, the fact is that it has a good chance of winning. There isn't another clear front runner, and Sam Smith's song has the benefit of being attached to the James Bond franchise. Adele's song for Skyfall won last time around which won't hurt the chances of Spectre.
James Bond themes have run the gamut over the years. Some of the songs, like "Live and Let Die" and "A View to a Kill" have become classics. Others are the songs that you only remember when the movie is being played on basic cable on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Even we had to admit that Sam Smith looked bored performing. To be fair though, not everybody seemed to hate the song in its entirety. Some just thought the performance was terrible.
did someone forget to turn on the monitors for sam smith's performance #oscars ?— MIDI Myers (@samusclone) February 29, 2016
While others said they liked the song, though there may have been extenuating circumstances.
Ok, maybe it's Stockholm Syndrome, but I don't hate this Bond theme anymore.— Susan Arendt (@SusanArendt) February 29, 2016
What do you think about "Writing’s on the Wall?" Great Bond theme, forgettable, or god awful? Let us know.
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