Sherlock Holmes is one of the most heavily adapted literary characters in history, and if the early buzz is anything to go by, then his kid sister seems set to follow in the family tradition and become a regular fixture on our screens. Netflix’s Enola Holmes arrived on the streaming service today, and is looking to ride a wave of critical acclaim and enthusiasm from subscribers towards launching a multi-film series.
Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown both produces the movie and plays the title heroine in what’s just her second feature film appearance, and after Godzilla: King of the Monsters marked a disappointing start to her cinematic career, she appears to have made a much better choice for her second outing. Enola Holmes currently boasts an impressive Rotten Tomatoes score of 91%, and the general consensus is that Netflix have a franchise on their hands.
Henry Cavill’s Sherlock may have stolen most of the headlines for his impossibly buff and handsome interpretation of the world’s most famous detective, but Brown is also winning rave reviews for her performance in the slick mystery thriller, and you can check out some of the reactions to Enola Holmes below.
— Charles V. Gagan (@charlesvg) September 23, 2020
Watch Enola Holmes, good flick.
— Sush Sawant (@themoonymaiden) September 23, 2020
Enola Holmes is actually brilliant so far uno #netflix
— Ben Craig (@BenCra1g) September 23, 2020
OK, so Millie Bobby Brown is no one-trick pony. She can carry an entire film on her 16-year-old shoulders. #enolaholmes turned out to be the must-watch Netflix adventure of the year. Move over, Sherlock. Stranger things have happened. pic.twitter.com/TmYMM9WtWo
— Toe Knee (@TonyTharakan) September 23, 2020
I NEED ENOLA HOLMES 2 @netflix
— 𝒪𝒽𝒶𝓃𝒶 (@Nayara2803) September 23, 2020
Watching @netflix new movie Enola Holmes and it’s very good so far 👏🏼👏🏼
— Bea marlene (@Beamarlene2) September 23, 2020
— Natacha Collins (@natachacollins_) September 23, 2020
— Nadiatul (@nadiatulsaf) September 23, 2020
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just watched Enola Holmes on Netflix. it was a good movie. a touching movie too 😌
also the cast thooo 👌😊
— gab (@gabby_gbrl) September 23, 2020
go watch enola holmes on netflix, it was so good. millie was exceptional. and i was absolutely obsessed with the cast
— jenny at hogwarts 🥺💐💓🧸 (@FIREBCLTS) September 23, 2020
— 🔥lєthαl wєαpσn hq🔥 (@LethalWeaponHQ) September 23, 2020
Just finished watching #EnolaHolmes on @netflix and I can say this a quite a good movie. You can't help but fall in love with the characters especially Sherlok and Enola. The scenes were outstanding the story was quite engaging.. you'll enjoy every bit of it.
— Ankit Sagar (@SagarOriginal) September 23, 2020
Empowering and revolutionary movie. Loved it more than I could've imagined.
— Mashhour 🏳️ (@ABODMASHHOUR) September 23, 2020
@netflix Really enjoyed #EnolaHolmes Kept me wondering where was she? And who is it? All the good questions. I love detective stories and #SherlockHolmes is my favorite. I have to say that this film far surpassed my expectations. Very well done. Very well performed. Sequel? #DoIt
— Hector Gomez (@HGomez_LAG) September 23, 2020
Just watched Enola Holmes on Netflix. It was a very good film that is released recently. I give it a 10/10
— Graham Walsh (@thegaman2) September 23, 2020
There are six novels in the series written by Nancy Springer, so Netflix won’t be short of inspiration when it comes to crafting follow-ups, something that will very much be on the cards if Enola Holmes parlays the strong reviews and fan response into big viewing numbers, which it likely will. In fact, it seems like a foregone conclusion at this point that the family friendly adventure is set to take up residence at the pinnacle of the platform’s Top 10 most-watched list and remain there for a long time to come.