In a superficial way superficially, these Netflix versions of the Nancy Springer’s novel for young adults the series “The Enola Holmes Mysteries,” have several of the issues that plague other family-friendly, big fantasy films. “Enola Holmes 2,” the newest “Enola Homes 2” and 2020’s “Enola Holmes” — both written and directed by Harry Bradbeer as well as the script was written by Jack Thorne — are too long and stuffed with an abrasive, jovial tone as well as visual style that typically prefers pizazz over coherence. But they are also beautiful, due to two main reasons: the high-quality of the original material as well as the calibre of the cast.
Particularly, it’s difficult to imagine a better actress as Millie Bobby Brown to play Enola, the charming child sister of the brooding master detective Sherlock Holmes (played by Henry Cavill who is who is also perfect). In her frequent remark towards the cameras, Brown appears to be equal confident and vulnerable. Her Enola is open and humorous about the difficulties of being a police officer in the era of Victorian England which has no regard for the talents of women, and even teenagers.
“Enola Holmes 2 “Enola Holmes 2,” the heroine aids those who cannot afford the services of her brother. She takes on a missing person’s investigation that leads to the larger issue of an illness that has been affecting young female workers in a match manufacturing facility. With the assistance of her wealthy young acquaintance as well as crush object Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge) She uncovers the person the one responsible for the ill-treatment of the girls. On the way she comes across her brother, their mother who is a radical Eudora (Helena Bonham Carter) as well as a vicious police inspector (David Thewlis).
The plot is a little muddled but not as much as many detective tales. It’s an overall solid mystery that is well explained by Enola in her forth-wall-breaking dialogues with the viewers. The pairing of the actor and character is right, and is it’s as star-making to Brown as her performance that made the most splash as a character in “Stranger Things.” Her Enola is fun to spend time with, whether she’s fighting, running with her partner, playing around with clues or trying to figure out the meaning of the habits and rituals of those who don’t devote every minute solving crimes.
“Enola Holmes 2. Rated PG-13, it contains some bloody and violent images. 2 hours, 9 minutes. Available on Netflix Also available for pay-per-view, Bay Theatre, Pacific Palisades