Written by : Rajnish Kumar

Millie Bobby Brown returns in ‘Enola Holmes 2’

The Netflix adaptations of Nancy Springer’s young-adult novel series "The Enola Holmes Mysteries" suffer from the same problems as the other big,

family-friendly fantasy films. Both the new "Enola Home 2" and 2020's "Enola Sherlock" are too long and overstuffed.

They have a jovial tone, and a visual style that favors pizazz rather than coherence.

 The films are charming for two reasons: the quality and cast of the source material.

Millie Bobby Brown is the perfect choice to play Enola (the plucky little sister of Sherlock Holmes, played by Henry Cavill).

Brown's swaggering asides to the camera show that she is equally vulnerable and swaggering.

Enola's humorous and honest take on the difficulties of being a detective, even in Victorian England, is hilarious.

Enola Holmes 2, the heroine assists those who can't afford her brother by taking on a missing persons case.

This opens up to a bigger mystery about a condition that affects young women working at a match factory.

She uncovers the truth about who is responsible for these girls' deaths with the help of Tewkesbury,

 her young crush and aristocratic friend. She crosses paths with her brother, Eudora (Helena Bonham Carter),

and a snippy officer (David Thewlis) along the way.

Although the story is a little convoluted, it's not more complicated than other detective plots.

It's a solid mystery that Enola explains well in her fourth-wall-breaking chats to the audience.

This is the perfect pairing of actor with role. It's as star-making for Brown as it was in her breakout performance on "Stranger Things.

" Enola is an absolute delight to be around. She can run, fight, flirt,

puzzle over clues or try to understand the habits and rituals of people who don’t spend their time solving crime.



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