If I’m being honest, I’ve always found it strange that Sherlock Holmes is as popular as he is. Like, as a property. I guess I understand the lasting appeal. Mysteries are always a good time if you don’t have them spoiled. Maybe it’s just that I don’t remember enjoying the Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes’ movies, or that my interest in the BBC Sherlock waned drastically as the series continued. Also, and I even mention this in the episode, I don’t like snarky lead characters.
I’m not selling this episode well, I’m sorry! That’s not my job! I’m supposed to make sure you’re excited to tune into our thoughts on Netflix’s Enola Holmes, so let me do that now!
As we get under way, Carter and I share some divisive opinions on Enola Holmes as I found this film largely inoffensive and kind of fun, even if I wanted more, while Carter not only disliked the film, but shares a particular insight that, for him, was a real deal breaker. This leads to an interesting, albeit challenging discussion as the two of us unfold his stance and detail some biblical approaches to Enola Holmes. And that’s all without film spoilers! Then, stay tuned for some fun facts during our trivia section regarding the production of Enola Holmes and how some people aren’t happy with the film. Lastly, Carter and continue our discussion had in the general non-spoiler discussion with further details. You know, now that we can chat spoilers.
Enola Holmes is Rated PG-13 for some violence. It features Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill, Sam Claflin, Helena Bonham Carter, and Louis Partridge. Directed by Harry Bradbeer. Enola Holmes is available on Netflix.
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Melvin Benson is the Founder, Editor-In-Chief, and Lead Host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!