Enola Holmes 2 Movie Review: Detective For Hire, Pay What You Can

The Much-Anticipated Mystery Sequel is Back and We’re in Love!

Enola Holmes is back and better than ever. Sequels are always a tricky affair, sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t. It’s truly a gamble. Harry Bradbeer took that chance and directed the second installment of what is now an Enola Holmes franchise. Enola Holmes 2 was released on the 27th of October, 2022 worldwide, and since then has been one of the top 10 movies on Netflix. 

Enola Holmes 2 begins with complete chaos which seems fitting considering Millie Bobby Brown’s character, Enola, is just as chaotic. She’s been chased down the streets, police heavy on her trail. She takes a little and takes the audience back a little, explaining what landed her in a situation like this. Enola Holmes often talks to the audience in this movie, breaking the fourth wall, which is honestly a good look for the movie. It almost feels interactive and you want to jump into the screen and stop her from doing something completely wrong. 

The story revolves around corruption, death, a missing girl, and mysterious cases interlinked together. Enola Holmes now has set up shop as a detective but most people are more interested in her brother, Sherlock than Enola herself. She’s ready to pack up when a little girl stops by, enlisting Enola’s help for finding her missing sister, Sarah Chapman. Enola dives into the case head first, and there are clues everywhere, but the case is a lot more complicated than it seems on the surface. As more secrets unravel, Sherlock and Enola, who are both working on their own cases, realize that the cases are connected to each other. 

This time around, we’re thrilled to see Henry Cavil‘s involvement in the movie as Sherlock Holmes. He’s working on a complex case that has him vexed for the majority of it, and we understand that while he is a great detective, he is also a good brother to Enola. The two of them work together, assisted by Lord Tewkesbury, Sarah Chapman, Edith, and Eudoria Holmes. Each and every cast member has put their best foot forward in Enola Holmes 2 and it shows, time and again.

Enola Holmes 2 Movie Review

Helena Bonham Carter and Susan Wokoma have very limited screen time, however, when they are on screen, they’re an absolute riot. The two ladies help Elona escape from prison, and the chase is one of the best scenes in the entire franchise. Plus, it’s always a pleasure to see women fight men and emerge victorious. 

One of the characters that everyone was looking forward to seeing on screen was played by none other than David Thewlis. Most of you might recognize him as Processor Lupin from the Harry Potter series, but this time around, he’s the bad guy! He plays the role of Superintendent Grail and although he might be one of the villains, it was exciting to see him in the movie. Sadly, he is unlikely to reprise his role in future movies, but we’ll leave it up to you to understand why. 

We have also been introduced to Moriarty or well, Mira Troy. Sharon Duncan-Brewster plays the underdog in Enola Holmes 2. She’s the mastermind behind most things and has been more than thrilled to keep Sherlock and Enola on their toes, often twisting their own game and minds. She’s most definitely fascinated by Sherlock, and if there is an Enola Holmes 3, we can expect to her in that movie, because her story is still incomplete. 

Mira Troy

Enola Holmes 2 also bears witness to some romance between Lord Tewkesbury and Enola Holmes, which was a long time coming. The two share a dance together, away from the crowd, as Tewkesbury teaches her a thing or two about grace. The two also confess their love for each other in the typical Enola Holmes fashion, and the confession leads Enola Holmes to the biggest clue of their entire mystery. Towards the end, Tewkesbury and Enola walk away, arm in arm as their banter remains playful with a hint of romance. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.

Enola Holmes 2

While all these things made for a brilliant watch, everyone has been talking about the post-credit scene. It’s Thursday, 4 pm and there’s a knock at 221B Baker Street. At the door is none other than Dr. John Watson, standing at Sherlock Holmes’s door, who was set up by his sister to find himself a roommate, and hopefully a friend. This has to mean there will be Enola Holmes 3, right? They can’t possibly introduce Moriarty and John Watson, and leave us hanging!

While we keep our hopes up, we recommend you head over to Netflix and watch Enola Holmes 2. It’s a brilliant sequel, with some top-notch acting, and a mystery that begs to be solved. We will keep you posted if there are any rumors or whispers about a trilogy. Do let us know in the comments what your favorite scene from Enola Holmes 2 was! 

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