The Ethanaissance—or Is It Hawkeaissance?—Comes to TV
The opening moments of Moon Knight, the latest superhero adventure from Disney+’s Marvel, don’t feature the show’s lead, Oscar Isaac. In the first scene of the first episode, the camera is on Ethan Hawke. As the villain Arthur Harrow, he sits quietly by himself, peacefully reading, before he makes a curious decision. Hawke-as-Harrow pours broken glass into his shoes, puts them on his feet, and walks slowly across the room with a sickening crunch at every step. As tone-setters go, it’s an effective one—Hawke plays that scene the same way he plays Harrow throughout the six-episode series, as a steady presence, preternaturally calm and warmly human despite having motivations few actual humans can relate to. (He wants to awaken an ancient Egyptian crocodile goddess to…
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