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Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes
Millie Bobby Brown in Enola Holmes
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All the Reasons Why You Should Watch Enola Holmes 2

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at UC Riverside chapter.

It’s been over two years since the first Enola Holmes movie starring Millie Bobby Brown was released on Netflix. The film series follows the younger sister of the widely known fictional detective Sherlock Holmes as she goes on her own mysterious adventures. Here are some of the reasons why the recently released second film is a must watch for any Netflix fan. 

1. It’s based on a true story 

The plot of the film takes inspiration from real life historical events that occurred around the time of the 1888 Match Girls’s strike. Enola is faced with a sequence of adventures as she searches for Sarah Chapman, who had gone missing from her factory job. In reality, Sarah never went missing, but served as a leader of the strike aiming to improve working conditions for women who had jobs in factories.   

2. It’s entertaining for all ages 

Even though the Enola Holmes movies are adapted from a young adult book series, they are perfect for any demographic. With a fast paced storyline and a vast range of unique characters, the second film expands on the world presented in the first iteration in a seamless way that will captivate all types of viewers. 

3. The costume and set design are gorgeous 

One of the most pivotal parts of the movie is the ball scene. Shows with historical settings have caused uproar for their fascinating design choices, as seen in the seasons of Netflix’s beloved show Bridgerton. Enola’s outfits and world add to the immersive experience of watching the movie and escaping into an alternate time period. 

4. The characters are impossible not to love 

Enola is a charming, passionate main character and Millie Bobby Brown continues to effortlessly portray her. The supporting cast is equally as great to watch on screen and it is a wonderful experience to see the growth of the characters from the first movie to the second. Everyone has their own individual personalities that compliment Enola’s adventurous spirit.   

5. The relationship between Enola and Tewksbury 

The first film hints at the potential for a romantic relationship between Enola and Lord Tewksbury from their initial interactions. Therefore, the second film has the task of developing their relationship and does so beautifully through many touching moments between the two characters. A clip where Tewksbury teaches Enola how to dance was released a few weeks before the film came out and it perfectly displays their growing bond as well as their chemistry.   

Enola Holmes 2 successfully expands on a world we have come to love in the first movie. There is something for everyone in it, whether that be the mystery or the romance or the historical setting. It is an undoubtedly engaging movie that you will definitely want to watch again once the credits roll. 

Alyssa Gordon

UC Riverside '24

Hi, I'm Alyssa! I'm a fourth-year Media and Cultural Studies major with an English minor. I love anything pop culture and baking related. When I'm not writing, I can be found reading or rewatching episodes of my favorite 2010's sitcoms.