Netflix detective story ‘Enola Holmes’ introduces Millie Bobby Brown as the younger, extraordinary sister of famous detective Sherlock Holmes.
While various characters from Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic Holmes stories appear in the movie, like Inspector Lestrade (Adeel Akhtar) and Mycroft Holmes (Sam Claflin),
Moreover, a conspicuously absent picture is Sherlock’s faithful friend, the narrator of his stories, Dr. John Watson.
Furthermore, in The Case of the Missing Marquess, Nancy Springer’s book upon which Enola Holmes is based,
John Watson illustrates briefly as the author of A Study in Scarlet.
However, the film goes out of its way to propose that John Watson hasn’t yet entered Sherlock’s life.
When Enola turns up at the Basilwether estate and declares to be Sherlock’s assistant, Inspector Lestrade counters that Sherlock has never had an assistant and always works lonely.
When Sherlock visits Edith at the tea shop, she scathingly identifies that he has, ‘no wife, no friends, just a strange occupation.’
In the montage where Enola abstracts her brother’s accomplishments, newspaper clippings refer to him as a mysterious young detective, and Henry Cavil brings a youthful energy to the role.
Between the above clues about Sherlock leading a lonely life, the characterization of him in the movie, and the year that Enola Holmes set in, we can deduce a simple explanation for John Watson not in the movie.
“Sherlock hasn’t met him yet.”
Enola’s introduction and several dates on newspapers throughout the movie pinpoint the year Enola Holmes is set in 1884.
Apart from that Netflix Enola Holmes receives a good response at all.
Harry Bradbeer directed the film.
The film acquires 6.7 out of 10 in IMDb and receives 92% from Rotten Tomatoes.
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