There is nothing excessively bad about "Enola Holmes," a new film about Sherlock Holmes' younger sister Enola. But there is also nothing particularly good.
The film was originally slated for a Warner Bros. theatrical release, but Netflix recorded it earlier this year after the pandemic closed theaters around the world.
"Enola Holmes" plays Millie Bobby Brown as the eponymous teenage detective, along with Henry Cavill as Sherlock, and they're both … okay? Neither of them seem to be calling, and Cavill is downright charming at times. And although Brown has admitted that she struggled to regain her English accent, she puts a lot of energy into her role, including numerous monologues that break through the fourth wall and let the audience know the backstory and explain the solutions to not particularly enigmatic secrets .
As we explain in the latest installment of the Original Content Podcast, the film seems competent but thoroughly inspired in just about every way, which overwhelms us with the results – Anthony to the point where he paced up and down the room and wondered about his life choices. But hey, maybe kids will enjoy seeing it?
In addition to reviewing the film, we'll also discuss Netflix's Recent discussion to cancel "Glow" and "Teenage Bounty Hunters".
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If you want to move on, the episode is broken down as follows:
0:37 Listener response: "Absent"
4:04 Discussion "Glow" / "Teenage Bounty Hunters"
12:43 “Enola Holmes” rating
29.17 p.m.: Spoiler discussion "Enola Holmes"