Netflix’s ‘The Speed Cubers’ Review: Holy Moly That’s Something!

The Speed Cubers on Netflix is THE documentary that you should stream right away! I am usually a little apprehensive about documentaries regarding subject matters I hardly understand but this is fantastic. It will leave you wanting to know more about Rubik’s Cubes and well… the Cubers.

This documentary is about the fastest solvers of the Rubik’s Cube and holy hell is that something now. You will meet the fastest solvers, Feliks Zemdegs and Max Park, and how these two champions are absolutely great at what they do. Honestly speaking, Feliks Zemdegs and Max Parks are not the only amazing part of the show. There is so much more that this beautiful and heartfelt documentary has to offer. 

The Speed Cubers is a documentary that is a lot more than just the competitors and Rubik’s Cube, it goes way beyond that. It sheds light on these two young gentlemen and their beautiful relationship even though they are rivals.

There is a lot of information you will learn through this show, like how algorithms help you to solve the Rubik’s Cube and these champions learn up to 300 algorithms to solve the cube (some other mindblowing stuff too)! 

Brilliant kids all around…

The Speed Cubers features some of the sharpest minds from all parts of the world and what a sight it is to see these kids solve a Rubik’s Cube like it’s a child’s play (quite literally). These competitors solve the cube as quick as 6 seconds, to an extent their fingers are blurred out and then you find yourself cheering through a screen on their victory because it is freakin’ fantastic.

You will probably want to grab a Rubik’s Cube and get to it once you see children as young as twelve solve it in less than 7 seconds, HOW IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE!? The Speed Cubers has made me wish that I knew how to speed cube and how! This show is a hidden gem and deserves all our attention, I could literally scream from the rooftop because my mind is blown. 

I have obsessively gushed over Feliks and Max! 

Feliks Zemdegs is an Australian Rubik’s Cube speed solver. He is the only speedcuber to ever win the World Cube Association World Championship twice. Max Park is an American Rubik’s Cube speed solver who formerly held the world record average of five 3x3x3 solves, 6.39 seconds (darn impressive, isn’t it?)

The heartfelt relationship that Feliks and Max share honestly made me teary. From Feliks calling Max “The King” to Max hugging Feliks at the dinner table is all that you need to watch today. They are rivals but Feliks has held Max close to him as though they were brothers, by being encouraging, supporting and even celebrating Max countless times.

This is a wholesome documentary that celebrates friendship, speedcubing and everything in between. Max Park will steal your heart but so will Feliks because you will see how genuinely Feliks is happy each time Max breaks a record. It is...