Well, this little film was exactly what I needed! Was there too much direct address? Yes, and this is coming from someone who LOVES breaking the fourth wall. Was the last thirty minutes unnecessary? Also, yes. Did I figure out ‘whodunnit’ after a particular scene? I did. Was it still a fun bit of entertainment that I would recommend? Absolutely. With nods to historical events, an engaging tone, and (of course) a strong female protagonist, I was very much a fan of Millie Bobby Brown’s Enola Holmes.
Honestly, it was just great to see a late Victorian adaptation, never mind if Sam Claflin’s Mycroft was massively chewing the scenery, and Henry Cavill’s Sherlock basically seemed kind of lost the entire film (even if he was incredibly handsome doing so).
All points to stylistic choices, costuming, and a fairly diverse cast. Honestly, I would love to see my Queen Juliette get similar treatment (unlikely, given how expensive period pieces are, but I still like to be optimistic).
Have you seen Enola Holmes? Did you like it? Would you recommend the books?