Review: Enola Holmes goes in search for her missing mother while using her sleuthing skills to outsmart big brother Sherlock and a mysterious young Lord.
Director: Harry Bradbeer
Actors: Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, Louis Partridge, Burn Gorman, Adeel Akhtar, Susan Wokoma, Hattie Morahan, David Bamber, Frances de la Tour, Claire Rushbrook, Fiona Shaw, Gaby French and Paul Copley
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama and Thriller
Based on the Nancy Springer book series “The Enola Holmes Mysteries,”. I thought that Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin were both brilliant and without them I don’t think the film would have worked quite as well as it did. They brought the film to life. The young girl Millie Bobby Brown was very good and had an awful lot to do throughout the film, although one thing I didn’t like was when she talked to the camera. I didn’t think this worked well, although readers may feel differently about this. I was a bit disappointed with the script. With so little to work with I thought that Frances de la Tour’s performance was fantastic. She always gives great value for money. As well as her having a little cameo in this, she also appeared in Mr. Holmes (2015). It was lovely to see a film that was set in Worcestershire and the surrounding area. I enjoyed seeing Benthall Hall as I payed a visit there only last year and had a lovely afternoon out. Amazing at just how different the Severn Valley Railway Station looked at Kidderminster Station. This is one scene that I was happy with and felt they did justice to. I was a bit disappointed with the use of Arley Station and felt they could have done with making more effort on showing off all its features. One of my favourite film locations is the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, which is used in countless films and TV productions, including Poldark!! The musical score plays a big part in this film and it is often synchronised with the action. It isn’t a film that I was drawn into and felt it was rather lacking in a main plot. I also felt that the film was too long and didn’t have enough plot to sustain the two hours.