Watched Enola Holmes

Watched Enola Holmes from

Enola Holmes is a movie starring Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, and Sam Claflin. When Enola Holmes-Sherlock’s teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right.

Not very good, unfortunately. Constant 4th wall breaking was irritating. Pacing was off sometimes, lingering where it wasn’t warranted. Unsatisfying ending and Enola didn’t seem to learn a lot. The emotional struggle they laid on her (thinking her mother left because she didn’t love Enola) was not particularly believable. Mycroft was poorly written. Villain had no motivation and seemed to be a gotcha. Romantic elements needed either more or less — it felt like it was written half as a romance and half as a mystery and neither was adequately resolved. The women’s costuming felt somehow off, like they were wearing costumes, versus the men’s.

By Tracy Durnell

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