I liked the first movie, but I enjoyed this one way more. That’s probably because Sherlock is more present in this one. I think Sherlock being in this one more helped make the movie better for multiple reasons. The first and I think least impactful reason is that I just plain like Sherlock so I enjoy it when he’s around. But the more important reason was that having Sherlock around showed the viewers how different Enola is from her brothers. By having the comparison between Sherlock and Enola up front and center it allowed us to see that Enola is still learning and growing up so we get more of that coming-of-age story(and who doesn’t love a good coming-of-age story?!). I also feel like it helped make Enola look “better” in a way since we could see how much better she is at making meaningful connections to other people compared to Sherlock(who we all know has very limited people skills).
This brother-sister bond just makes the crime-solving part of the movie that much better because it adds that bit of competition to it. Although if you’re like me you end up rooting for both of them and can’t decide if you want Enola or Sherlock to figure out the mystery first. All in all, I would give this movie a 7 out of 10, I thought it was pretty good and I would like to see more of the siblings together(and maybe even throw in a little bit of Mycroft).