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  • Writer's pictureDylan Buell

Review: Enola Holmes 2

Enola Holmes takes on her first case as a detective, but to unravel the mystery of a missing girl, she'll need some help from friends -- and brother Sherlock.


Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill & Louis Patridge


The second entry in the Enola Holmes franchise improves on everything and creates an overall more interesting and well structured story.


Millie Bobby Brown gives a much better performance is actually feels like shes having fun with her character. She has more action scenes, feels like more of a detective, and puts her character on a very grand journey to finding her true calling. Her overall character arc is still quite dull and pulls aspects from the first film but by the end she feels like a genuine character and not just Sherlock Holmes's sister.


Speaking of Sherlock Holmes, Henry Cavill is given a lot more screen time and has an excellent performance. His version of Holmes definitely stands out among the many great actors to play the character and i'm really hoping there are solo plans for his verison in the future.


While this sequel does many things right it still does have its issues. Even though it's rarely used the CGI is quite bad and pulls you out of moments as well as some choppy editing that creates some quite awkward and weird scenes. The villains are quite bland and they attempt to create a wow moment plot twist at the end but it falls flat and feels very forced. The film also has a very bland look color wise. The setting is nice and has feeling but staring at rooms of brick walls for 2 hours get weak on the eyes.


The film itself definitely could have been shorter, as by the hour thirty mark you start to feel the runtime. A handful of scenes could have been speed up or overall removed to still create a fully finished and solid film but instead they remain and pull you out from boredom.


While Enola Holmes 2 it's a massive step up from its predecessor, it still suffers from easily fixable issues. A trilogy is almost all but promised and i'm excited and curious to see how they resolve some hanging plots and these characters overall.


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