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Siblings on an adventure, old friends on a journey

One of the cleverest things the movie Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (2011) did was cast comedian Stephen Fry as Mycroft - the older, smarter and funnier brother of Robert Downey Jr's Sherlock.

The film Enola Holmes has a similar gambit, Enola being the wayward teenage sister of Sherlock, played here by Henry Cavill (Justice League, 2017), who is very much the second banana in this fun and frothy story.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2020, with the headline 'Siblings on an adventure, old friends on a journey'. Print Edition | Subscribe