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Published on August 13, 2018
Don't miss the 3 best action flicks screening in Sacramento this weekImage: Mission Impossible - Fallout

Nothing says summer like a mindless—or mind-blowing—action flick, and with temperatures in Sacramento set to remain in the low 90s, there's something to be said for air-conditioning, too.

Luckily, there's a solid lineup of summer action movies showing on the big screen in Sacramento, with the highest rated trio a collection of franchise sequels that pair new adventures with familiar faces.

Here are the three highest rated action and adventure films to catch this week, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database.)

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Mission: Impossible - Fallout

When an IMF mission ends badly, the world is faced with dire consequences. As Ethan Hunt takes it upon himself to fulfill his original briefing, the CIA begin to question his loyalty and his motives. The IMF team find themselves in a race against time, hunted by assassins while trying to prevent a global catastrophe.

Tom Cruise returns in another installment of the bulletproof Mission: Impossible franchise, and with a 97 percent positive rating for the new blockbuster, it seems critics are happy to see him back in action. Catch "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" at Century Doco (1015 4th St.), UA Arden Fair (1739 Arden Way), Regal Natomas Marketplace (3561 Truxel Road), Century Arden 14 (1590 Ethan Way), Regal Delta Shores (8136 Delta Shores Circle South), UA Laguna Village (8755 Center Parkway) and Century 16 Greenback Lane (6233 Garfield Ave.).

Incredibles 2

Elastigirl springs into action to save the day, while Mr. Incredible faces his greatest challenge yet – taking care of the problems of his three children.

The return of the Incredible family "may not quite live up to the original, but comes close enough to earn its name," according to Rotten Tomatoes' critical consensus, which accompanies a 94 percent score. Catch the kid-friendly film playing at Regal Natomas Marketplace (3561 Truxel Road), Century Arden 14 (1590 Ethan Way), Regal Delta Shores (8136 Delta Shores Circle South) and UA Laguna Village (8755 Center Parkway).

Ant-Man and the Wasp

As Scott Lang awaits expiration of his term of house detention, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym involve him in a scheme to rescue Mrs. van Dyne from the micro-universe into which she has fallen, while two groups of schemers converge on them with intentions of stealing Dr. Pym's inventions.

This "lighter, brighter superhero movie powered by the effortless charisma of Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly" has an 88 percent positive critical score on Rotten Tomatoes.

You can find the action at Regal Natomas Marketplace (3561 Truxel Road), Century Arden 14 (1590 Ethan Way), Regal Delta Shores (8136 Delta Shores Circle South) and Century 16 Greenback Lane (6233 Garfield Ave.).