OK, I finally saw POTC. It was my first time. I rented both movies and planned on doing a marathon but I haven't watched Dead Man's Chest yet.
But CotBP was pretty awesome. It interested me more than I thought I would and there were things in the movie that corellate with things on the ride - like the dog with the keys.
The whole Will Turner storyline was cool as well. Johnny Depp does make a good pirate. Kierra Knightly can act as well. The guy playing Captain Barbados was cool as well. I like the story about how Sparrow lost and struggled to regain the Black Pearl.
I think I'm going to like this genre of films altogether.