Following on from the first film Enola Holmes, sister to the famous Sherlock, is now a detective-for-hire and looking to take on her first official case.
Fresh off the triumph of solving her first case, Enola Holmes (Millie Bobby Brown) opens her own agency.
Life is not as easy for a female detective-for-hire but when a penniless matchstick girl’s case proves to be far more puzzling than expected.
The game, it seems, has found its feet again.
Thrown back into London’s sinister factories and colourful music halls, to the highest echelons of society and 221B Baker Street itself.
Enola must call upon the help of friends and Sherlock (Henry Cavill) himself to unravel her mystery.
Enola is helped of course by her brother, but also her mother played by an excellent Helena Bonham Carter and the love interest Lord Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge).
The film is a joy with plenty of twists, loads of villains and a potential look at more films in the future, here’s hoping.
This movie still gives focus to feminism, actually a bit more than the first, which given how Enola is our main protagonist and the books this was based on and is the central plot of thismovie it’s not at all surprising.
It’s not at all tiresome either way for me personally. It’s a great family film, especially for girls I say.
Millie Bobby Brown shines as Enola, as does Henry Cavill as Sherlock, the latter even too much, sometimes stealing the spotlight from a female-empowered story partially based on a real event with a significant impact on the evolution of women’s rights.
David Thewlis (The Sandman) also makes an appearance in this as Grail who is in charge of the police.
A good movie not a great one.
My Rating: 7/10