If you know me at all, then you are probably aware that I love everything and anything having to do with Sherlock Holmes. My father grew me up on the stories which meant they were imprinted in my brain at a very young age. So, you can probably imagine how stoked I was when I heard Netflix was doing a movie about Sherlock and Mycroft’s little sister Enola. I knew I had to see it immediately and I am happy to report that it did not disappoint.
For as long as she can remember, it was always Enola (Millie Bobby Brown) and her mother Eudoria (Helena Bonham Carter) against the world. Learning everything imaginable from the woman who gave her life, Enola can’t think of things ever being any other way. When Eudoria goes missing, Enola knows that something is wrong. It’s not like her mother to just get up and leave without telling anyone where she was going. And so Enola sets off on a journey to find her and get some answers.
Having to dodge her two brothers (played by Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin respectively), one of which wants to ship her off to finishing school, the other actually believes that she is onto something. But Enola doesn’t want to take any chances. As she goes on her travels, she is swept up in a dangerous conspiracy involving a young lord by the name of Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge) that she must tend to as well.
Millie Bobby Brown was phenomenal in this. It was like the role of young Enola Holmes was made for her. I loved the energy she brought and found her very relatable for a girl of only sixteen. In fact, the whole cast were amazing. The only gripe I have is that Henry Cavill’s Sherlock lacked passion and was rather dull. I’ve never been a huge fan of him in general though so I’m sure that doesn’t help matters.
The story itself was interesting and had many twists and turns along the way. I enjoyed the entwined cases and thought they complimented each other well. I have to admit that there was a bit of a dip about halfway through, but things definitely picked back up again.
Overall, Enola Holmes is a super fun movie that makes you forget about everything else if only for a couple of hours. It put the biggest smile on my face that lasted days later. And if the rumors are true that there will be a series of four more movies, I am so here for it.