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Every Critic Agrees: Giant Plant Very Hayao Miyazaki!

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From reviews of Hellboy II:

Tony Scott, New York Times:

What makes that sequence memorable is not just the visual audacity of the stunts and effects, but also the weird animist vibe that the photosynthesizing fiend gives off. He might have sprung from the pastoral imagination of the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, if Mr. Miyazaki’s environmentalism inclined him toward anger rather than sorrow.

Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times:

There is also a giant beanstalk that resembles something out of Lord of the Rings and ends up like a creature Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki might have dreamed up.

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