If you’re an 80s kid, chances are that growing up you had a Rubik’s Cube. In fact, the Rubik’s Cube was one of the most popular toys of the 80s selling about 350 million units back in the heyday. As someone who fiddled for hours with a Rubik’s Cube as a kid, it blew my mind when I came across the world of “Speedcubing” while flipping through Netflix.
Released in July of 2020, “The Speed Cubers” is a documentary film on Netflix that follows competitions for “cubers” that basically compete against each other on how quickly they can solve a random Rubik’s Cube that is presented to them. Yes speed competitions for solving Rubik’s Cubes are really a thing, and there is actually quite a large following for the sport. Amazingly there are actually people that can solve random Rubik’s Cubes in literally 6-7 seconds which typically the average person takes 3 hours to solve!
It’s refreshing to see a relic from the eighties still being widely enjoyed today by so many people. Besides the Rubik’s Cube, there aren’t really too many toys from the eighties that I can think of that are still being played today.
Again if you ever picked up a Rubik’s Cube we think that you will find “The Speed Cubers” an interesting film to add to your binge watch list after watching Cobra Kai: Season 3 which we recommended in a previous post. Again if you live somewhere under a covid-19 lockdown and have some time on your hands, you may definitely want to add this to the que.