We all know the story: the prince goes on a long journey, kills the dragon, and rescues the damsel. So what about slaying the dragon? We as Christians know it must be done, but why do we feel this need to pretty up the slaying? We make it clean, finessed...watered down. We make this assumption that there is no blood, that the prince doesn't get hurt, and that the dragon is killed with a nice paper cut sized slash to the heart. When in fact the battle is long, it's tiring, it's bloody, and above all it is painful. We as Christians either ignore this fact, or even worse twist the truth in order to make it more pleasant. Christians are equipped to fight the dragon why do we assume that it's not a violent battle? We avoid the truth of the battle because we are afraid.
I use this as an example to show how watered down the Christian film industry has become. Why are we afraid to show the truth just because it's uncomfortable. Show some violence, because that's how life is, show some nudity, because that's how life is, show some cussing, because that's how life is. If Christian directors, writers, illustrators, believe that showing the cruel reality of the world is some how wrong, then they end up watering down the battle, and the message loses all impact.