The wickedly intelligent and ferociously independent, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown), goes on an adventure to find her missing mother (Helena Bonham Carter) while outsmarting her older brother, Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), in a case to find a missing Lord.
This refreshing and witty twist on the classic Sherlock Holmes mysteries is as clever as it is enjoyable, with much thanks to the protagonist herself.
Millie Bobby Brown immediately charms the audience in this outstanding performance. She is plucky, quick as a whip and a fantastic role model for young girls paving their own path in life.
The scenes when she breaks the fourth wall to speak the audience are utterly delightful – even if some moments were a tad corny. It felt like Fleabag…but you know, more family friendly.
And although this is a more family-friendly mystery than we’re used to in the world of Sherlock Holmes, it is still exciting, unexpected and original.
In fact, it was so charming and fun, I kind of wish this could have been a series so I could have more Enola in my life!
I could also use more of Henry Cavill’s Sherlock. Unlike recent adaptations of the role by Robert Downey Jr. or Benedict Cumberbatch, Cavill’s version was gentler and more caring. It’s a different side than we typically see of the famous detective.
Overall, Enola Holmes has a fantastic ensemble of performances, an original and intriguing storyline, exciting action and a lot of heart. A definite win for Netflix.
Final Thoughts: Full of wit and originality, Enola Homes is a breath of fresh air and a Netflix franchise waiting to happen.