When there seems to be a power cut the residents of the sleepy town of Blackwater witness what seems to be a meteor shooting across the skies. But what they don't know is that it was no meteor but an alien craft which caused a Woolly Mammoth, at the local Natural History Museum, to come to life. With government agents descending on the town, Dr. Frank Abernathy (Vincent Ventresca) finds himself getting involved in helping them especially as his daughter, Jack (Summer Glau), ends up in danger.
For the first few minutes of "Mammoth" all we have is Vincent Ventresca as Dr. Frank Abernathy and there is an amusing quirkiness to his character. It lifted my expectations that this made for TV creature feature would deliver with plenty of humour. Sadly whilst there are some other amusing characters in "Mammoth", including Sheriff Marion Morrison, it isn't enough to make the movie work or worthy of your time. The reason why is because unsurprisingly the storyline is not strong enough as a vehicle to keep you entertained. Although I have to say there are some amusing special effects in this, wait for a hand in a microwave scene.
What else is there to say, well Vincent Ventresca is clearly the star of "Mammoth" and it is his quirky performance which often draws you to watch a scene rather than anything else. As such for those who see that "Mammoth" also features Summer Glau and Tom Skerritt should watch not expecting a great deal from them.
What this all boils down to is that "Mammoth" is a movie which every now and then delivers something amusing which grabs your attention. But as quickly as it grabs it, it also loses it with a lot of nonsense which is lacking in clarity and ideas.