I recently got a chance to sit down and watch some movies from Netflix. My sister and I decided to watch a new one, Enola Holmes.
As a fan of anything related to Sherlock Holmes, this movie was a must-watch for me.
I had heard about the source material of this before, but I never got a chance to consume it. You could say, I went into this movie blind.
And so far, I really liked this movie.
When Enola Holmes-Sherlock’s teen sister-discovers her mother missing, she sets off to find her, becoming a super-sleuth in her own right as she outwits her famous brother and unravels a dangerous conspiracy around a mysterious young Lord. (IMDb)
I had low expectations with this movie, Enola Holmes. A part of me doesn’t want to be disappointed, so I was careful about this one.
I think I made the right choice.
Like I said above, I really liked this movie. Not only this one was really entertaining, it has a message too that is quite relevant to now. I got me thinking if the producers purposely released this movie around this time to influence people. Hhhmmm…
Nevertheless, they were able to achieve their goal, entertain their viewers. And for me, that’s the most important.
Now for the story, I didn’t expect it to be this good.
When I first saw the trailer, I really thought they would be focusing on just one mystery, which was the disappearance of their mother. However, as the story progresses, new interesting plotlines were introduced. I personally got scared for a bit as I don’t want the movie to be overwhelmed with all of the plotlines they were handling. Good thing, they were able to connect and interwoven everything in the end, while also leaving some mystery bits if ever there would be a follow-up movie.
As the movie name suggests, the movie focuses on Enola Holmes and her adventure as she solves mysteries around her, while also discovering her own path.
What I really liked about this movie would be the overlying message of the movie, that you can forge your own path and not follow what society designs for you. It’s actually a common message, but what made it good was how it was executed. It wasn’t forced, there was actual proper development that could fit in a movie.
The other message the movie was trying to share was feminism and equal rights. As a woman, I love how women’s empowerment was portrayed here. It wasn’t forced or in your face, it was just the right amount for me.
Not only that, but I also liked how they subtly discussed “change” and how people from the past, especially the ones who are living comfortably with what they are used to, can’t and were scared of change. Change is needed for all of us to grow and become better people. Change is needed to let other people, especially the oppressed, to be heard and have equal rights. It reflects pretty much what’s going on in the world (or in the USA, to be specific). I really don’t want to go political and all, especially, because I don’t live there, but whatever gonna happen in their election, will also affect the whole world. So it’s very intense.
Like I said above, whether this was on purpose by the producers or was a coincidence, releasing this movie right now is definitely the best move they made because of its relevance. It makes you think and that’s important.
Now for the characters, I love Enola Holmes. She’s the embodiment of what I imagined a female Holmes is. She’s very charming, smart, and weird. Though, I am a bit disappointed with how her character was handled when she started living in London. I mean, she was supposed to have lived alone with her mother for a long time, so I kind of wanted to see more of her struggling to adjust to the real world. But I guess, because this was a movie, they only dive into it for a few minutes. Other than that, I love her development all throughout the movie. Seeing her growing feels so satisfying. I just love her.
Now, for the Holmes brothers, we were already acquainted with them. However, they were also different from what I was used to, in a good way. These versions of Sherlock and Mycroft were interesting to watch, especially the former. I was so used to him being so eccentric, but he was a bit mellow in here. Not that I dislike it, it’s actually the opposite. I love it. It was a nice change.
Now for the love interest, Tewkesbury was really handsome. Lol. Okay, other than his looks, he was quite a charming man. And smart, too. At first, I thought he was going to be a useless boy like what Enola assumed, but he was able to redeem himself all throughout the movie.
Yes, I was all for into the romance, but a part of me kinda wanted that they were just friends here. I guess I’m just tired of seeing movies and tv series and always have romance in it. Friendship is also a relationship, too, you know. Lol.
I really love the “breaking the 4th wall” aspect of the movie, it made the movie a lot more unique and fun to watch. Millie Bobby Brown really nailed it.
Overall, this movie was really good. I didn’t expect I would like it this much but I did. Hahahahahah.
It would be nice if this could get a sequel. I kind of wanna want to see more of Enola Holmes and her adventures. I also want to see her interact more with Sherlock.
Anyway, that’s it for now.
This has been Will Sirius and thanks for reading!