Enola Holmes ★★★½


2020 List
Ranked: Netflix Originals

Initially, I was just going to watch this because of its stacked cast but the story was entertaining and had me interested in where it was going to go. It did take me a bit to get invested into the story but once it got its footing, it stayed on track throughout the majority of the film. The cast as I expected, did an amazing job specifically Millie Bobby Brown who was perfectly cast as Enola Holmes. I loved her humor and charisma especially the fourth wall breaking. Henry Cavill as Sherlock Holmes was also a great welcome to the story even though he wasn't in it as much as I initially thought he would be.

One of the greatest achievements of the film that caught my eye would have to be the cinematography and the overall look of the film. There's a lot of great shots here that are only heightened with some great camera work and choreographed scenes. The score also proved to be a great addition to the film, especially during the Third Act sequences. Of course, I can't forget the mysteries that Enola must solve throughout the film, and overall I thought it was a lot of fun watching her discover more clues as she gets closer to discovering the disappearance of her Mom which proves to be more than meets the eye.

Overall, Enola Holmes is a fun adventure that I recommend giving a watch just for the cast itself. With some good story and an intriguing mystery surrounding it, I can definitely see this film as being a great time for anyone. Also, I heard the director wants this to become a franchise of sorts and I'd totally be down to see something like that happen.

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