“Enola Holmes” thrills audiences with action packed adventure

Emily Gray, Copy Editor

Netflix released the highly anticipated movie, Enola Holmes, on Sept. 23. Enola Holmes, based on the books written by Nancy Springer, is well-known as Sherlock Holmes’ little sister. The movie was a wild ride to say the least.

 Taken from the first book, Enola sets off on an adventure to find her missing mother. Neither of her brothers believe that anything has happened, but Enola, played by Millie Bobby Brown, knows that her mother would never leave her stranded alone. Thus ensures a tale of mystery, action, and women empowerment.

Brown did a wonderful job portraying the character of Enola while adding her own special flair to the role. Brown has been known to pick roles that highlight strong female leads and that could not have been more evident in this film. She seemed connected to the character and that was shown throughout the movie.

 Enola’s brothers, Sherlock and Mycroft, were played by Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin, respectively. Cavill had the mysterious air about him that most would view as being associated with Sherlock Holmes. He was able to make his character seem smart, but not smug as he solved the case alongside Enola. Claflin played the part of a cruel older brother perfectly. He was able to make the audience feel angry with how he treated Enola, which caused total elation when Enola finally outsmarted him.

 The movie itself could, at times, be confusing. There are two mysteries going on simultaneously so it can be hard to discern which mystery Enola is currently working on. However, at the end, it comes together and everything seems to fall into place.

 As the movie is rated PG-13, it is suggested that only viewers 13 and up watch, unless there is parental approval. There is violence and a few death scenes that may not be appropriate for younger viewers.

 There has been no talk of a second movie, but as the movie ends on a cliffhanger and there are more books in the series, it would be safe to assume that there will probably be at least one more.