Enola Holmes Was Played By Millie Bobby Brown
Apart from the usual Holmes recipe, Enola Holmes is not a carbon copy of the different versions of Sherlock Holmes we’ve seen in the movies & series, but it boasts the same pithy, modernized light step. It may not be quite as visibly bold as them, but screenwriter Jack Thorne and director Harry Bradbeer did a wonderful job of capturing that same thinking-out-loud visual aesthetic that turns exposition into more of a snack than a chore.
Both Enola Holmes and its rising young star, Stranger Things‘ Millie Bobby Brown, effortlessly radiate charm in a tale about Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes’ rebellious teen sister, a gifted super-sleuth in search of her missing mother. Millie; who already has become world’s favourite, takes the entire movie on her shoulders effortlessly and while other cast members don’t have a lot to do, they all seem to have done their jobs perfectly including the flawless Henry Cavill who portrayed Sherlock Holmes & many other cast members whom we’ve seen in Harry Potter movies including Helena Bonham Carter & Fiona Shaw.
In the era of intellectual property in which studios are mining their own libraries to repackage the same branded concepts over and over, It is found people unexpectedly enjoying Enola Holmes despite increasing cultural exhaustion with the property. The fourth-wall-breaking asides become tiresome at a point and the mystery isn’t quite as fetching as the film thinks it is (nor is the puppy love romantic dynamic sprinkled throughout).
Millie Bobby Brown has RANGE. She has grown a lot as an actor and clearly has what it takes to command the screen and engage with her audience. She breaks the 4th wall so elegantly that Pheobe Waller and Ryan Reynolds should step up their game.