Does Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ video improve the song?

It's not Sam Smith's fault that the success of Adele's “Skyfall” obligates him to create a drippy, mournful theme for the new Bond movie “Spectre.” But does the new video for “Writing's on the Wall” conjure more excitement than the song? Here's hoping.

Well, that wasn't much. Sam Smith has proven himself a master of the glum stare, hasn't he?

It's very hard to make a successful Bond theme that isn't pumping with adrenaline. I'm not sure I've seen it done yet. Did I mention I found the Oscar win for “Skyfall” baffling? Because I did.

Let's forgive Sam for this meek moment and just listen to the greatest Bond theme (and movie anthem?) ever.