Directed By: Harry Bradbeer
So watching Millie Bobby Brown charm her scrappy way through Enola Holmes last night I couldn’t help but go back on something I’d been completely against since the idea first came up.
She could play a young Princess Leia.
But this is about Enola Holmes- Sherlock’s younger sister whose mother disappears one morning so she must reconnect with the brothers she hasn’t seen in years. Sherlock (Henry Cavill) is fascinated by her but not exactly a people person and I must say Mycroft (Sam Claflin) is a total boor.
Seriously the cast is fine but they had to make him such an ass!
Look the movies not the greatest thing ever but Brown is as charming as I’ve ever seen her. I totally loved Enola. Hell I enjoyed the character so much I even wound up liking her relationship with the Marquess of Tewksbury which surprised me quite a bit.
And the movie, unlike the book which is the start of a series, does provide more answers even if you are seriously questioning her mother the whole time. (Helena Bonham Carter is excellent anyway and they look like they could be mother and daughter.) Admittance: I actually enjoyed this more than the book!
The mystery is fun but I must say to I was a little surprised by some of the darkness surrounding it. I can’t say I much enjoyed seeing Enola getting beaten up by Burn Gorman even though her mother’s trained her to be a fighter and she does for the most part hold her own.
Enola Holmes is pretty much what I expected save that the cast was actually more charming than I would have thought. It’s not a perfect mind-blowing movie by any means but it’s a fun, charming romp and I would be totally down for a sequel.
Oh, it’s on Netflix by the way. As most things seem to be these days 🙂