Enola Holmes 2

Enola Holmes 2

Join Millie Bobby Brown and Henry Cavill as they try to solve a web of mysteries in Enola Holmes 2 by director Harry Bradbeer.

Released on the 27th of October 2022 by distributor Netflix, Enola Holmes 2 provides its audience with a string of mysteries to solve for both Enola and Sherlock Holmes which eventually intertwine, leading to great character development and growth for the Holmes siblings.

Enola Holmes has finally proven to her family that she has what it takes to become a detective by opening up her agency but gets a rude awakening from the public when it comes to her awareness that hiring a female detective in her times would prove harder than catching a thief in broad daylight.

One afternoon, as she was about to call it a day for her detective agency, a young girl arrives at her door, pleading with Enola whether she would be willing to take on the case of a missing girl, her sister – Sarah Chapman.

Although this would prove to be more than just a simple case of finding a missing girl.

Government and financial corruption, dirty business practices, coming of age, love and so many ideas are packed into this one film, and although some critics have spoken poorly about this movie for its abundant plots, I found it truly captivating and mesmerizing.

Enola Holmes played by Millie Bobby Brown has certainly come a long way in her acting career, she plays the role of a strong young teenager and yet with the flick of a switch can turn into a man’s worst nightmare, a modern woman.

I think it’s amazing to see well she can break the fourth wall without destroying the story or the moment in that particular scene. And as many times as she does it, I never once thought, this is overused.

The first Enola Holmes film that was released in 2020 was not received well by the general public, however, I found it interesting enough that as soon as I heard about the second one, I would watch it as soon as possible.

So is Enola Holmes 2 worth the time?

First of all, I appreciate a good mystery film and nothing screams mysteries to be found and solved better than the name Holmes.

Director Harry Bradbeer does a phenomenal job at leaving breadcrumbs all over this film, which only needs us as the audience to follow and solve the missing pieces.

But since this movie is heavily centered on women, it was easy enough to figure out who the actual mastermind behind everything was.

Another reason I seemed to enjoy this one better than the first, largely has to do with the fact that Henry Cavill is shown more screen time, rather than an accessory used to highlight the opportunities of men and the limitations of being a woman.

He seems to be facing his most daunting case yet that he cannot seem to figure out, in this one moment of weakness, he opens up to the idea of working with someone rather than always doing things on his own, which starts a chain of events that will lead up to the root of this mysterious figure and reveal their identity.

The only thing I have concerns about in this would be the depiction of violence between two people that say love one another. I believe that scene was unnecessary, and disgusting at most and will only give abusers more reason to justify their harmful actions toward the people they say they love.

The other missed opportunity is that we don’t get to see the eldest brother – Mycroft Holmes. He neither appears for the introduction nor the conclusion, all we get is a photo of him, seriously.

Overall, Enola Holmes is a fun, thriller mystery that both teenagers and adults can watch together for family nights or whatever else you have in mind.

The movie itself is well-paced though seems to drift away from its main objective from time to time, however, offers great moments with Enola and Sherlock to make up for that.

A fun mystery, based on somewhat true events of Sarah Chapman, a key organizer of the historic Matchgirls Strike at the Bryant and May match factory in Bow, London, on July 5, 1888, an action that, as the film describes it, was “the first-ever industrial action taken by women for women.”

I give it a 3.7 out of 5 ratings.

Have you watched the first, if so leave your comments below and let us know what you think?

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Harry Bradbeer

"I just try to tell the story as it was because you're following your nose. You can get yourself in a jam if you try to reverse engineer. You just got to follow the nose of the character. Thinking, Well I'm going to be heading in this direction. It feels right to me.”

Enola Holmes takes on her first case as a detective, but to unravel the mystery of a missing girl, she’ll need some help from friends — and brother Sherlock.
Millie Bobby Brown
Louis Partridge
Henry Cavill
Hannah Dodd
Helena Bonham Carter
David Thewlis
Susan Wokoma
Himesh Patel
Gabriel Tierney
Serrana Su-Ling Bliss
Sharon Duncan-Brewster
Abbie Hern
Adeel Akhtar
Chloe Booyens
Roisin Monaghan
Lee Boardman
Tim McMullan
David Westhead
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