Why Henry Cavill thretened Robert with Nick FUry!

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Enola Holmes introduces Sherlock’s little sister and follows her during her first case as a detective, but in the end, it’s a disappointing Sherlock movie. Created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes made his debut in A Study in Scarlet in 1887, and after that, he appeared in a total of four novels and 56 short stories. The Great Detective is now one of the most popular and beloved literary characters and has been adapted to all types of media for over a hundred years.

Sherlock Holmes has also been taken by other artists and given different adventures, and in some cases, his backstory has been expanded. Such is the case of Nancy Springer’s book series The Enola Holmes Mysteries, where the author gave Sherlock (and Mycroft) a younger sister named Enola. The Holmes brothers stopped seeing Enola when she was very little, as they left their family home after various disagreements with their mother, Eudoria. The siblings reunited years later after Eudoria disappeared, which was the event that prompted Enola to escape from her brothers and investigate the case all by herself. Enola’s first adventure got the film treatment in the movie simply titled Enola Holmes, and even though it stayed as true to the source material as possible, it’s still not a good Sherlock movie.

Just like in the book, in addition to investigating her mother’s disappearance, Enola comes across another interesting case: that of Viscount Tewkesbury, who in the movie, escapes from his home and is chased by a man who wants to kill him. Although Enola Holmes is entertaining and has received positive reviews, it fell short as a mystery movie, which is one of the weaknesses critics have pointed out. Having Enola take on two different cases at the same time made the story a bit of a mess, saved by Millie Bobby Brown’s charm and Henry Cavill’s performance of a different Sherlock Holmes than the one the audience is familiar with.
Enola Holmes would have benefitted from having the title character focus on just one mystery, as tempting as it is to juggle two. The change from the case of Eudoria’s disappearance to Tewkesbury being in danger was a bit abrupt, and the story didn’t develop each one properly. Unlike the cases of her famous brother (and most mystery movies), there weren’t enough clues that the viewer could put together in order to properly follow the case along with Enola, and the case about her mother was completely dropped until the end, when she suddenly appeared in her room – only to leave again, without answering the biggest questions about her disappearance.