Want for some entertainment? Check out this week's lineup of action movies showing on the big screen in and around Dallas.
Read on for the highest rated action films to catch in theaters, based on critical scores sourced from review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. (Movie descriptions courtesy The Movie Database; showtimes via Fandango.)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Miles Morales is juggling his life between being a high school student and being a spider-man. When Wilson "Kingpin" Fisk uses a super collider, others from across the Spider-Verse are transported to this dimension.
With a critical approval rating of 97 percent and an audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" has proven to be a critical darling since its release on Dec. 14. Per the site's critical consensus, "'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' matches bold storytelling with striking animation for a purely enjoyable adventure with heart, humor, and plenty of superhero action."
In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at UA Galaxy Theatre Stadium 10 (11801 McCree Road) through Monday, Feb. 11; and Cinemark 17 and IMAX (11819 Webb Chapel) through Tuesday, Feb. 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
On the run in the year 1987, Bumblebee finds refuge in a junkyard in a small Californian beach town. Charlie, on the cusp of turning 18 and trying to find her place in the world, discovers Bumblebee, battle-scarred and broken. When Charlie revives him, she quickly learns this is no ordinary yellow VW bug.
With a 93 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 78 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bumblebee" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on Dec. 21, with a consensus that "'Bumblebee' proves it's possible to bring fun and a sense of wonder back to a bloated blockbuster franchise — and sets up its own slate of sequels in the bargain."
It's screening at Cinemark 17 and IMAX (11819 Webb Chapel) through Tuesday, Feb. 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
Prominent gang leader Cyrus calls a meeting of New York's gangs to set aside their turf wars and take over the city. At the meeting, a rival leader kills Cyrus, but a Coney Island gang called the Warriors is wrongly blamed for Cyrus' death. Before you know it, the cops and every gangbanger in town is hot on the Warriors' trail.
With an 89 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 88 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, this 1979 release is a good bet.
Get a piece of the action at Alamo Drafthouse Lake Highlands (6770 Abrams Road) from Monday, Feb. 18, through Wednesday, Feb. 20. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
The Kid Who Would Be King
Alex thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin, take on the wicked enchantress Morgana. With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.
With a critical approval rating of 88 percent and an audience score of 68 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Kid Who Would Be King" has racked up generally positive reviews since its release. The site's critical consensus indicates that "'The Kid Who Would Be King' recalls classic all-ages adventures — and repurposes a timeless legend — for a thoroughly enjoyable new addition to the family movie canon."
Catch it on the big screen at Cinemark 17 and IMAX (11819 Webb Chapel) through today, Friday, Feb. 8. Click here for showtimes and tickets.