5 action movies to catch in Los Angeles theaters right now

In the mood for some entertainment? Don't miss this week's lineup of action movies showing on the big screen in and around Los Angeles.

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 been a must-watch since its release on Dec.14. Per the site's summary of critic reviews, "'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."

You can catch it at Regal L.A. Live A Barco Innovation Center (1000 W. Olympic Blvd.), AMC Promenade 16 (21801 Oxnard St.), Pacific Northridge Fashion Center 10 (9400 Shirley Ave.), and Cinemark North Hollywood (12827 Victory Blvd.) through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Bumblebee



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 critical approval rating of 93 percent and an audience score of 94 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Bumblebee" has garnered plenty of praise since its release on Dec. 21. The site's critical consensus indicates 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."

You can catch it at AMC Promenade 16 (21801 Oxnard St.), Regency Van Nuys Plant 16 (7876 Van Nuys Blvd.), and Cinemark 18 & XD (6081 Center Drive) through Wednesday, Feb. 13. 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 an 88 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 67 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "The Kid Who Would Be King" has proven a solid option 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 AMC Promenade 16 (21801 Oxnard St.) through Wednesday, Feb. 13; Pacific Winnetka 12 & XD (9201 Winnetka Ave.) through Tuesday, Feb. 12; Pacific Theatres at the Grove (189 The Grove Drive) through Tuesday, Feb. 12; and Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas Pacific Palisades (1035 N. Swarthmore Ave.) through Tuesday, Feb. 12. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Creed II



Follows Adonis Creed's life inside and outside of the ring as he deals with new found fame, issues with his family, and his continuing quest to become a champion.

With an 83 percent critical approval rating and an audience score of 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Creed II" has been getting attention since its release on Nov. 21. The site's critical consensus has it that "'Creed II''s adherence to franchise formula adds up to a sequel with few true surprises, but its time-tested generational themes still pack a solid punch."

In the mood for popcorn? It's playing at Regency Valley Plaza 6 (6355 Bellingham Ave.) through Friday, Feb. 15. Click here for showtimes and tickets.

Aquaman



Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, the city of Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm. With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people -- and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Aquaman, Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne. With help from royal counselor Vulko, Aquaman must retrieve the legendary Trident of Atlan and embrace his destiny as protector of the deep.

With a critical approval rating of 65 percent and an audience score of 77 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, "Aquaman" is well worth a watch, with a consensus that "'Aquaman' swims with its entertainingly ludicrous tide, offering up CGI superhero spectacle that delivers energetic action with an emphasis on good old-fashioned fun."

Get a piece of the action at Regal L.A. Live A Barco Innovation Center (1000 W. Olympic Blvd.) through Wednesday, Feb. 13; Pacific Winnetka 12 & XD (9201 Winnetka Ave.) through Wednesday, Feb. 13; and Regency Van Nuys Plant 16 (7876 Van Nuys Blvd.) through Wednesday, Feb. 13. Click here for showtimes and tickets.
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