Hawthorn lead Brisbane by 22 points at half-time of its opening round clash at Aurora Stadium.
The Hawks lead 7.6 (48) to 3.8 (26).
In a game that has barely got out of second gear, Bradley Hill (16 touches), Grant Birchall (15) and Liam Shiels (2.1) are leading the charge for the home team.
Dayne Zorko (15 touches) and Jonathan Briwn (2.1) have been Brisbane's best.
The Hawks unfurled their premiership flag pregame, with Brian Lake escorting it on a lap of the ground.