Movie Review – The Speed Cubers

TL;DR – A look into the world of Rubik’s Cubes and those who can solve them in under 7 seconds.    

Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene

The Speed Cubers. Image Credit: Netflix.

Review

One of the great things about documentaries is when they take you into a world that you have no idea about. Today we get a film that does just that, with the world of Rubik’s Cubes. I don’t get Rubik’s Cubes. My brain cannot compute them. The skill involved boggles my mind, so watching it all unfold is a real joy.

Where this documentary works is by offering us an insight into a world that everyone has a handle on but then also something you can’t quite comprehend. I think everyone has played with a Rubik’s Cube at some point in their lives. It is a novelty thing, that let’s be honestly more than a few of us have only finished one because we pealed the colour panels off and switched them around. It is a tactile situation that we can all relate to, so when you see people move their fingers in a blur and shift chaos into order in mere seconds.

The Speed Cubers. Image Credit: Netflix.
The speed in which they solve the cubes boggles the mind. Image Credit: Netflix.

Review

One of the great things about documentaries is when they take you into a world that you have no idea about. Today we get a film that does just that, with the world of Rubik’s Cubes. I don’t get Rubik’s Cubes. My brain cannot compute them. The skill involved boggles my mind, so watching it all unfold is a real joy.

Where this documentary works is by offering us an insight into a world that everyone has a handle on but then also something you can’t quite comprehend. I think everyone has played with a Rubik’s Cube at some point in their lives. It is a novelty thing, that let’s be honestly more than a few of us have only finished one because we pealed the colour panels off and switched them around. It is a tactile situation that we can all relate to, so when you see people move their fingers in a blur and shift chaos into order in mere seconds.

The Speed Cubers. Image Credit: Netflix.
It is a story about rivals, compeditors, and friends. Image Credit: Netflix.

In the end, do we recommend The Speed Cubers? Yes, absolutely. It does more in 40 minutes than many long-form sporting documentaries in their whole run time. It is engaging and heartfelt and watching for 40 minutes; I still have no idea how they do it.                                     

By Brian MacNamara: You can follow Brian on Twitter Here, when he’s not chatting about Movies and TV, he’ll be talking about International Relations, or the Solar System.

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Credits –
All images were created by the cast, crew, and production companies of The Speed Cubers
Directed by
– Sue Kim
Music by – Dan Vidmar
Cinematography by – Chris Olson & Ben Blennerhassett
Edited by – Katie Turinski & Dylan Sylwester
Production/Distribution Companies – Wieden+ Kennedy Studios, Algorithm Productions & Netflix
Featuring – Feliks Zemdegs, Rite Zemdegs, David Zemdegs, Kit Clement, Max Park, Miki Park,  Schwan Park, Juliette Sébastien, Sebastian Weyer, Sean Patrick Villanueva & Philipp Weyer.    
Rating – Australia: PG

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