If you ask anybody about Detectives, a prominent name that comes to their mind is Sherlock Holmes. He has earned a big reputation with the Robert Downey Jr.’s version and the TV Series in 2016 starring Benedict Cumberbatch. In the same way, the studio came up with a movie called Enola Holmes. Unlike the previous media based on Sherlock, he is not the central character for this film.
The inspiration for the film came from a book by Nancy Springer that revolves around a girl named “Enola.” She is Sherlock’s younger sister, trained to be witty and sharp, just like her brother. Enola Homles was directed by Harry Bradbeer, and the movie was released on September 23, 2020, on Netflix, along with limited theatre screenings in America.
The film gives us the most-unladylike heroine, Enola, played by the charming Millie Bobbie Brown, while the rest of the main cast was:
- Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes,
- Sam Claflin as Mycroft Holmes
- Helena Bonham Carter as Eudoria Holmes,
- Louis Partridge as Viscount Tewkesbury
The story focuses on Enola from the start. She is a sixteen-year-old girl living with her mother in the mansion of the great Holmes family. Her life changes when her mother disappears, leaving her to live on her own. Her brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, learn about the disappearance and return home to take care of her. Enola does not like the strict behavior of her elder brother, Mycroft, and leaves the house to find her mother on her own.
Enola is formally unschooled, but she is an expert at ciphers and very knowledgeable due to reading many books. Enola finds herself in the midst of adventure when she goes out in the world after the disappearance of her mother. On the way to a known destination of her mother, she runs into Tewkesbury, a boy on the run from his family, and hunted by an assassin. So, she makes it her task to help Tewkesbury and finds her mother along the way.
There no doubt that the way this young girl’s power was reflected created a good contrast on the screen. Apart from detective scenes, there is a tincture of a love story. We can also see Enola rebelling against all those who wanted to control her while she tried to act independently and stay like she was with her mother. Here, Sherlock was not someone impressive as he was distant most of the time and her admiration for her brother turned into anger when he didn’t support her initially. Nevertheless, Enola has the intelligence of her brother, and she will be sufficient on her own.
Enola Holmes 2?
The studio did a great job with the film in terms of cinematography and suspense throughout. It gave the vibe of a ‘Sherlock’ film. However, the audience came out with mixed responses about the film. Some admired the diversity of the film, but others criticized the lack of depth in the driving plot. Still, this is a potential franchise for Netflix, and the cast could be called back for a sequel in the next few years. There was no immediate announcement for a sequel. But if a new movie happens, it may move the plot towards the revolutionary women involved in the film. We have to wait for the official words here. Stay tuned for updates on the topic.