The Beach Party Review
The Beach Party is a 1931 Mickey Mouse cartoon. It is again oddly structured.
The same flaw that the previous film ‘The Barnyard Broadcast’ has appears here as well and that is its very odd structure and by that I mean that the film only presents conflict in the last act, basically in the last two minutes. Everything before that is just set-up and the gang having fun on the beach.
Now I liked the charming gang here, I liked that octopus and the film is charming for sure. I also liked their eating habits presented here. But the action at the end came too late and wasn’t as memorable and the entire cartoon before that is very uneventful as nothing of any importance happens at all. A charm can only get you so far without a substance.
The Beach Party is endearing and cute, but lacking in all the areas: action, gags and story.