The sequel to Netflix’ cinematographic “adaptation” of the Enola Holmes books does not disappoint. On the contrary, it is even better than the first (reviewed here).
If you are a stickler for historical accuracy, this is not the film for you. But if you like detective stories with an historical tinge, this may very well your proverbial cup of tea.
Part 2 starts right after the events of the first movie. We find Enola trying to make it on her own as a detective, desperate to be her famous brother’s equal in the trade. Things aren’t going quite as she had hoped — as these things tend to go in this kind of movie — and then, of course, she lands a case.
The setting may not be particularly original, but the way it’s put together makes for a very entertaining film. The visuals, while not always historically accurate, are very pleasing, and I’m sure many a steampunk will find inspiration in the costumes and scenery.
It doesn’t often happen that a sequel is better than the original, but in this case I would say it is. I do advise watching part 1 first, because there are a lot of references to the earlier movie.
If you’re looking for good old-fashioned Sherlock Holmes, Victorian fun, give this a watch.