It’s very rare that Netflix get it wrong. And in this case, there is no need to worry. Netflix Original movie Enola Holmes will soon be hitting the streaming service, meaning critics have recently had the pleasure of viewing the highly-anticipated film. And rightly so, as critics seem to love it. Millie Bobby Brown has even had a shoutout – you go girl!
Enola Holmes focuses on the sister of famous detective Sherlock Holmes. Played by Millie Bobby Brown, Enola must figure the mystery of why and how her mother has disappeared, played by Helena Bonham Carter. For Enola’s 16 years of living, it seems she has been preparing for this moment, without her even knowing. So what do the critics think?
The movie has been applauded by critics for a number of reasons. Firstly, Brown has been celebrated for her role as the young detective. Enola is described as someone who ‘lacks refinement’, with Brown perfectly capturing the young essence of a teenager who hasn’t yet perfected ladylike traits. Brown’s standout role is of course playing Eleven in Stranger Things. And Enola Holmes is a far cry from that role. Her performance in Enola Holmes has been given amazing reviews, an amazing achievement for the 16-year-old.
What else are the critics loving?
Well, Enola Holmes has been enjoyed by many for its ‘obscure clues and elementary deductions’, proving to be an enjoyable watch as viewers piece together the mystery alongside Enola. The blockbuster has also been described as ‘the Sherlock Holmes for a younger audience’. It seems the upcoming film will invite audiences of all ages, opening the mystery genre to a whole other world. We are so excited to see!
Thankfully, it seems that Netflix has overcome the controversy it faced when first teasing the movie. The adaption faced issues during the end of production, as Nancy Springer modernised the original books written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. His estate attempted to sue Netflix alongside Springer for changing the original plot, as Enola Holmes was never an intended character. But with the film still heading to the platform on September 23, they may have lost this fight.