Title: Enola Holmes
Actors: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin
Director: Harry Bradbeer
Writers: Jack Thorne, Nancy Springer
Genre: Mystery, adventure
My rating: 7.5/10
When Enola Holmes (Sherlock’s teen sister) discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super detective in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord Tewkesbury
Okay, it was immediately clear that this movie was going to be different than other movies I’ve seen. Because Enola Holmes is talking to the camera a lot. Sometimes that can be horrible but in this case, I really liked it. Maybe it is the energy she is giving. Because now I want to watch more movies with Millie Bobbie Brown talking to the camera.
One thing is sure, Millie Bobbie Brown is only 16 years old and she is already an amazing actress. I know her from the Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ but I liked her in this role too. I think she will have a great acting career. Some people are just ‘likable’ and she is one of them.
The movie was pretty long (more than 2 hours), which is maybe too long for me. I can’t concentrate for that long sometimes (I am working on that). So if you can’t concentrate for longer than 1.5 hours, maybe watch this movie another time.
After watching this movie, I looked at this movie up on IMDB and there were a lot of harsh reviews. I am not sure why. First of all, they were comparing this movie to Sherlock holmes. Don’t do that. This movie is about the fictional sister of Sherlock Holmes. She is not her brother, although he makes an appearance in the movie.
Secondly, they say that this movie is too much about feminism. I don’t think that there is such a thing as too much feminism. Enola’s mother taught her to be strong and independent. They live in times where women want to have more rights. they want equal rights. Feminism is about equal rights. I liked that Enola was strong and independent. I think it is weird that people still complain about that. Nobody is complaining when a guy is strong and independent.
But yes, this movie is definitely about feminism too. So this movie is definitely for everyone, but I think especially teen girls will like this movie. A girl who is strong and independent and tries to save a boy from death is pretty awesome and a great example of what girls are capable of.
Fun fact: Helena Bonham Carter plays the role of Enola’s mom. Which is super awesome because I loved her in the Harry Potter movies.