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Review: 'Enola Holmes 2' satisfies

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Julie Newell

Five out of Five Stars

By Julie Newell
Editor in Chief

In 2020, Netflix introduced us to Enola Holmes, the less famous sister of Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes, in her debut movie, titled “Enola Holmes.” On Nov. 4, 2022, the sequel “Enola Holmes 2,” was released on Netflix.

The sequel takes place not long after the first movie ended. Enola Holmes (played by Millie Bobby Brown), now living in London under the ward of her older brother Sherlock (Henry Cavill), is following in her brother’s footsteps and opening her own detective agency.

However, this proves to be a struggle when no one will hire her because she is a girl, too young, and thought to be working for her brother. Unsuccessful in her dream, Enola must pack up due to not being able to pay for the office space.

That is until a little matchgirl named Bessie (Serrana Su-Ling Bliss) comes to Enola because her sister is missing.

Enola takes the case, but is unprepared for it. That is because, what seems like a simple missing person’s case, is actually a much bigger conspiracy. During her investigation she runs into her brother, and they find that Sherlock’s case is connected to hers.

“Enola Holmes 2” is filled with adventure, mystery and comedy that I found even better than the first one.

I loved this movie because we not only got to see many of the characters from the first one return, but we also got to see Sherlock Holmes acting more like himself. In the first movie he seemed just a little too put together and normal.

I love the quick wit and funny narrations that Enola makes throughout the movie. I also love how creators based a large part of the plotline on the real event of the 1888 matchgirls’ strike and the life of labor activist Sarah Chapman.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves mystery, comedy and a new take on classic characters.



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