Netflix Recommendation: The Speed Cubers (2020)

These kinds of documentaries can either be a hit or a miss, but this one is a complete hit. It deals with the competition of putting together Rubix cubes at record speeds. In 2019 the World Cube Association was held in Melbourne, Australia. The cubing competition was stiff and two of the competitors couldn’t have been more different. One was as teenager, Max Park, from the California, USA and the other a young twenty something University graduate, Felix Zemdegs, from Melbourne, Australia. They both wanted to win the 3x3x3 Cube, which is the most coveted event to win. As their relationship initially started when Max was shorter and a child with autism, it only grew deeper as they started competing against each other. This documentary is basically about the pressures of speed solving competitions and friendship among the competitors. While the 2020 WCA championship (both in person and virtual) were cancelled, it’s bound to come back in 2021 or later. Do yourself a favor and watch it. It’s a short 39 minutes and compelling from start to finish.

I rate The SPEED CUBERS Four Fingers and One Thumb at 100%.

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