There's a New Holmes on the Scene in 'Enola Holmes'

Brenda Watkins
September 28, 2020

So today we will discuss all we know about Enola Holmes sequel, its plot cast and storyline. Once you get past the handsome greek god exterior and focus on the character - Cavill is very compelling as Sherlock Holmes.

It tells of the day Enola wakes to find that her mother (Helena Bonham Carter) has disappeared.

A precocious Enola, who from the start informs the audience that her name backwards spells alone, addresses the fourth wall along with a series of flashbacks to illustrate her unusual, but content upbringing. The young heroine often rejects the social expectations placed upon her as a woman at the turn of the 20th century. After realizing the letters their mother sent to them on how she was raising Enola were a lie, Mycroft decides to enroll Enola in a finishing school so she may be properly taught how to be a lady and to marry a man "who would tame her", and Sherlock means to solve the mystery of where their mother has run off to. It also features Sam Claflin as her stuffy brother Mycroft, Louis Partridge as a romantic interest, and Henry Cavill as Sherlock. This, of course, is the exact opposite of what a typical "feminine" education would look like-Enola never learns to embroider, dance, or have proper manners. The story has been retold through books, television shows and films.

The authorized motion argues that Cavill's model of the legendary detective displaying heat and affection to his sister infringes on their copyright, as all earlier Holmes tales had depicted him as chilly and unfeeling. Enola happens to be the youngest sibling from the family and she is a very strong-minded girl. So it's like a "fuck you, ' but you can't say 'fuck you" to Sherlock. This political discord is played out well in the film, and in some ways mirrors the United States' current political polarization. Enola follows a similar, though less radical, path, saving her friend Lord Tewkesbury so that he can vote in English Parliament.

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The best part of Enola Holmes, even besides its uniquely political and modern take on the classic detective story, is Brown as Enola herself.

All in all, I just didn't like "Enola Holmes". It is a good reboot that is handled in the most ideal way. She deftly portrays the complexities of a 16-year-old, at once goofy, smart, and emotional. Without her mother, who is painted as Enola's entire world, she is forced to act on her own. This friendship pays off in the climax of the movie as this lord helps her in getting back the mother of Sherlock family back.

Enola Holmes is now available for streaming globally on Netflix. She is not only intelligent but extremely observant too and you must have guessed by now that she is the shining character of the film. It might get delayed due to COVID, but we hope that will not be the case.

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