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Review of ‘Enola Holmes 2’ (2022) [Netflix]: the universe continues

Enola Holmes 2 returns two years after its successful first part. Netflix continues to expand its Holmes universe, changing some aspects of the initial formula and bringing a very entertaining film that opens this Friday, November 4.

Enola Holmes 2 is back. Following the 2020 release of ‘Enola Holmes’, a fun introduction to Sherlock Holmes’ teenage sister adapted from Nancy Springer’s books, and its subsequent success on the platform, the sequel surprises us after two years of waiting, not equaling but improving the initial product. Screenwriter Jack Thorne (‘Wonder’) and director Harry Bradbeer (‘Fleabag’) repeat and bring us a more rounded and entertaining film, built around a rather more interesting and well-connected mystery than the previous one -although still predictable, we’ll get to that- and even based on a true story, also incorporating all the wishes that fans expressed about what they expected from a supposed sequel after seeing the first installment. Those who also repeat, as it could not be otherwise, are the star of ‘Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, returning as the young detective on the plains of Enola, or Henry Cavill, once again embodying the famous Sherlock.

Enola Holmes 2 begins almost immediately after the events of the first installment. The resolution of the last case allows Enola to establish its own detective agency in the heart of London. Unfortunately, most potential clients decide to pass up her services due to both her young age and her gender, and mostly because they prefer to hire her brother Sherlock, the most famous detective in town. All seems lost until he receives a visit from a girl named Bess. His older sister Sarah (Hannah Dodd) disappeared under strange circumstances after being accused of robbery at a local match factory. Here it begins the mystery that will trouble Enola from the beginning.


New additions, some work and some don’t

Enola Holmes 2
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Enola Holmes 2 it changes a few things that fans of its first installment didn’t like so much. The most important is, without a doubt, Cavill’s screen time. In this sequel the detective will have much more time to delight us with his intellect, but not at the expense of Millie’s infinitely great Enola. The script juggles the two Holmes brothers to ensure we get away with both. Sherlock’s increased presence suggests that he may one day receive his own solo sequel, although Cavill’s recent announcement of Superman returning and ‘The Witcher’ leaving after the upcoming third season could delay that. – it until satiety. Another significant change is the increased charisma in the characters and performancesheavily highlighting an extraordinarily menacing Inspector Grail from David Thewlis and especially Millie, who is fantastic and hilarious breaking the fourth wall whenever she gets the chance.

Equally, Enola Holmes 2 has some stones on the way which can easily be solved in the next delivery. The action sequences are still surprisingly bland and guilty of being too choreographed, although they are less successful the scenes with Enola’s potential love interestLord Tewkesbury (Louis Partridge), who fall into repetition stopping the film’s momentum in its tracks every time they make an appearance. The same goes for the new mystery, where its twists are highly predictable from the beginning, however, it does not interfere with the direct entertainment offered by the plot.

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A universe that is on the right track

Enola Holmes 2
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Netflix has managed to bring us a universe new based on Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous character very convincing. After two successful deliveries, I am the first one who is still interested in the sequel of the adventures of the Holmes brothers. In conclusion, I recommend seeing Enola Holmes 2 and more now It’s the perfect movie to watch with a sofa and a blanket when the cold is here to stay.

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