The pace of this film is more relaxed compared to its predecessors, and more even throughout. This contributed to the performances and settings feeling more natural and convincing, without sacrificing any of the sense of wonder that surrounds Hogwarts. However, it also left the film without the same kind of soaring climax the the first two had. It had been so long since I read the book that I was actually waiting for something else to happen when the credits rolled. Having said that, I was surprised to find that two hours and twenty minutes had passed so quickly. Fun stuff.