Enola Holmes (2020)
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While Enola Holmes is most definitely part of Netflix's current push at creating "pilots" for high concept movie series, it is more a more charming and wittier effort than, say, The Old Guard or Project Power. Millie Bobby Brown is a lot of fun as Sherlock Holmes' little sister and would deserve a sequel or sequels. I'm still not quite over the distracting casting of Henry Cavill as Sherlock, though I like the oddity of the Great Detective as a supportive older brother. He's a more introspective character, better suited to being in the background, but I can't unsee Superman in a Victorian jacket. Sam Claflin as Mycroft is the big jerk you love to hate. Having two dueling mysteries make this a bit longer than it needs to be, and I wish they'd done a better job of linking the two - did Enola actually stop her mother's plot by solving the other mystery? It would seem to me yes, but a confirmation would have been nice. And I am docking the movie half a star for a moment of shocking violence the general tone doesn't prepare us for.
Hope they don't make a sequel.
A little too all over the place for its own good. It kept going towards the mother stuff when that could be better suited doling out over several films (which they are clearly planning). Still, its a solid adventure film for kids that doesnt dumb anything down for them. It gives kids and preteens, boys and girls, fun characters to look up to that is sure to have rewatch value for them. Brown is a fantastic lead, perfectly capable of leading her own movie, even one as long as this. The rest of the cast is fine with Cavill having his own moments to shine.
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