Enola Holmes 2 is just as captivating as the original


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Enola Holmes, in Enola Holmes 2, speaking to the audience from Sherlock Holmes’ study.

Jackie Clay, Staff Writer

Released on Nov. 4 by Netflix, Enola Holmes 2 brings back the amazing characters and cast of the original. After solving the Tewksbury case and beginning her independent detective career in the first movie, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) now looks to solve the case of a missing girl from a London match factory. However, the case becomes so much more complex as Enola deciphers complex clues and discovers shocking secrets.

The movie has an energetic and suspenseful feeling that keeps the viewers on their toes, always jumping from one clue or situation to the next. There is constantly something new to solve, which is one of the best traits of a mystery movie.

Holmes continues to break the fourth wall in the movie to talk to the audience, something that is unusual but makes the viewing experience unique. It is as though she is talking right to you, making you a part of her captivating adventures.

These adventures also lead to lots of action and multiple fight scenes, all of which are different and full of impressive stunts. Action movie fights are usually repetitive and overused, but Holmes never seems to find herself in the same situations. The pacing of the movie is pretty fast, and enjoyable for both adults and children, with no time for boredom.

This movie also has incredible characters and cast, bringing back favorites like Sherlock Holmes (Henry Cavill), Holmes’ mother Eudoria Holmes (Helena Bonham Carter), and Lord Tewksbury (Louis Partridge). All of these returning characters help Enola Holmes crack her case and bring their own plot and intrigue. Holmes also has funny, intense, and heartwarming moments with all of these characters; especially Sherlock, who has the perfect older brother energy to match Holmes.

The events of the movie and the plot surrounding the match factory are based on real events, events involving female factory employees and their work for labor equality. That makes the movie all the more interesting; a fascinating plot based around a fascinating piece of history.

The romance between Tewksbury and Holmes is great to watch as well, although their romance is very quick and should have been given more time. Their love felt like a small piece of the plot when it could have been built up into a much more interesting love story.

This movie would be a perfect choice if you enjoy Enola Holmes and Knives Out, both great mystery and suspense movies. I rate this movie a 9.5/10 for its dynamic characters, plot, and energy.