- Close, but no #metoo cigar 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM by brix-14315
At first, I was quite excited when I noticed a new Holmes movie on Netflix. At first glance it seemed like great flick: A-list cast, centered around a great mystery and lovely decor. I didn't mind at all that the movie was centered around Sherlock's less well known sister Enola, and that the movie had some sort of feministic background.
However, as the movie progressed, the latter became obvious to a point where it became very annoying and the movie itself, for it's time period, unrealistic (for example, a secret all-women jiu jitsu class in the early 1900s? Yeah, sure). All other classes, races and genders in the movie seem to have no troubles or problems at all, only the wonen. which at the time was certainly not the case.
Also, as is unfortunately the case with many #metoo pleasing movies nowadays, the male characters were all either evil, bumbling idiots, or completely helpless with the sole exception of Sherlock Holmes, who doesn't get much screen time.
Don't get me wrong, I love many movies with female lead characters (underworld, pan's labyrinth, resident evil, etc). I just really dislike this current wave of overcompensated feminist-focused movies that keep using the same old formula, and forget that there was actually supposed to be a decent plotline in the movie. Too bad, it could have been so much more..
- Millie Bobby Brown solves a dull mystery in Netflix's disappointing Enola Holmes 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM by pranayjalvi
Without much of a mystery to solve, this young Holmes comes across more like a junior-level Wonder Woman: intelligent and highly trained yet puzzled by this unfamiliar, unfair world of men.
The movie was less intriguing with no high level mystery whatsoever. It didn't seem as a whole, rather was scattered into bits and pieces which made it kind of dull. A-List cast but a weak storyline and a no-suspense mystery drowns Enola Holmes into disappointment.
My Rating : 2.5/5
- TBH it's terrible 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM by john-leigh68
Try's too hard to be 'alternative' period piece and ultimately ends up being so PC that it detracts from the actual movie
- Another pathetic attempt at rewriting history 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM by ryanic
The curse of the time travelling women continues. Another story about a woman with modern day values somehow transported back in time to a different era.
- Must watch....feel good 9/23/2020 12:00:00 AM by samratsingraur
Just finished with it and to be honest the most incredible thing about this movie is its Background Score, Cinematography and amazing lead actors. Millie's performance as Enola Holmes is at it's best and Henry Cavill as Sherlock steals your attention with his charming rendition, every time he appears.The film holds a grip through his plot and music of course. Overall, Enola Holmes is a movie full of wittiness and mysteries at the same time and I think that would be enough to watch it!