When a meteor smashes into a Pleistocene museum, the fury of a partially frozen, 40,000 year old mammoth is unleashed on a small country town. Under orders to contain the threat that possesses the mammoth at all costs, Special Agents Powers and Whitaker are given 17 hours to kill the mammoth or the entire town will be decimated. They recruit local paleontologist, Dr. Frank Abernathy, to help them hunt the creature down before its rampage of death and destruction gets to the outside world. With the clock ticking and the body count rising, the only chance Dr. Abernathy has of saving his daughter and B-movie fanatic father is to help the agents destroy his life's work.
It seems many people that watch these sci fi channel film's want to rate them as if their some big budget Hollywood production when in fact they are a made-for tv movie and should be judged as one. I found Mammoth to be very entertaining on many levels, one for sure is the cast, One is Summer Glau who can be seen in the upcoming Terminator tv series as well, this is a very beautiful and talented actress and she's fantastic here as the daughter of Dr. Abernathy. Also how can you not love a film with Tom Skerritt in it, this veteran brings class to any film he is in. One thing's for sure, Mammoth cannot be taken seriously, it's a throwback to the same cheesy film's from the 50's and 60's and also it pays great homage to many as it goes along. I am not going to sit here and tell you Mammoth is a great film, it does have it's flaws considering it's budget but for it it is I found it to have a great cast, a story that is different from most the channel airs and the effects were pretty good as well considering the budget. I would like to see more of the same from this channel in the future, Mammoth is a fun film that was nominated for Primetime Emmy. A film that never takes itself serious and you shouldn't either, just pop it in and sit back and enjoy the ride, you could waste your time on a lot worse. Released by Union Station Media. *** 1/2 Out Of *****