Enola Holmes 2 (2022)
November 8, 2022 9:52 PM - Subscribe

Now a detective-for-hire, Enola Holmes takes on her first official case to find a missing girl as the sparks of a dangerous conspiracy ignite a mystery that requires the help of friends - and Sherlock himself - to unravel. Now on Netflix.
posted by cendawanita (4 comments total)
I thought this was a pleasant diversion - once again, Millie Bobby Brown's charisma powers the whole thing, even as her (and Sherlock) is on a more uncertain character beat throughout this installment. Speaking of the guy, I'm 50:50 ok with him being such a big part of it. Inevitable temptation that they handled well, I thought, but it still worked out (even as I'm missing Mycroft) that all her closest constant allies are men, the key assist by her maternal figures notwithstanding. Haven't read the books, but are they biding their time to introduce us to her Watson? And speaking of, my slash goggles can't be removed, because the Enola-Tewksbury/Sherlock-Watson parallel is basically text.
posted by cendawanita at 9:57 PM on November 8, 2022

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posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:58 PM on November 8, 2022

This is fun and cute and much like the first one, having Helena Bonham-Carter be their mother is some A+ casting. Everyone seems like they're having a good time and are getting along and aren't taking this too seriously, and sometimes that's a thing that carries a movie really far. It did with this one. I also like that it's about labor issues and organizing around them.

I still question the decision as to why these are movies instead of a TV series because I think it would work better that way, but I will watch a third one if they make it.

Also, Enola and Tewksbury's "romance" is pure awkward adorableness in a way that makes them feel like genuine nerdy teenagers. I love them.
posted by edencosmic at 5:49 PM on November 10, 2022

I enjoyed this. Not qualified to speak, but I thought the themes and diverse casting were fine.

Yeah, a little bit too much screentime for the boys, but it did pay off with Tewkesbury "learning to fight" with his pen.

These would def be great as a TV series, but these benefit a lot from the star power and production values.
posted by porpoise at 7:05 PM on November 10, 2022

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