I recently took part in a class on scriptwriting in which we were told: “Exaggerate emotions! Go wild, make things plain & obvious! Put things in your face! Things should go wild and explode!”.
Recently-er still, I also saw some movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki. And the perspective changed. Sure, you can make things with powerful emotions and lots of action, and explosions, and ka-boom!, but you can also make them soft, and sweet, and kind, and nice, with real-life emotions, which sometimes may be not-as-aggressive as movies tend to portray.
Thus, I’m at peace in making scripts that don’t go over the board with emotions.
I used to think that you need to have a lot of emotions, even exaggerate a bit. Now I know there’s a different possible solution.