I'm a huge Johnny Depp and Disney fan. My love for pirate stories began when I was about 4, when I first watched Peter Pan (1953). I loved the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) so much that I saw it a few times in the theater. Believe it or not, this was the film that first introduced me to Johnny Depp; I was in high school at the time and quickly became a fan of his and had a major crush on him. He waved to me a few years ago when he was in Chicago filming Public Enemies (2009) and I about died from excitement. One of the best days ever!
The Curse of the Black Pearl is a great movie, it contains an interesting story, a nice amount of swashbuckling action, a little taste of horror, a beautiful setting, humorous characters, and a brilliantly adventurous score. I love the quest that both 'Captain' Jack Sparrow and handsome Will Turner go on in order to save Elizabeth Swann from the dreadful undead crew of pirates on the legendary Black Pearl led by the bloodthirsty Captain Barbossa!
The next two Pirates weren't as great as the first, but I think that was due to the fact that the story line for both was all over the place, which made both movies lag. Captain Jack Sparrow was consistently fantastic though and his pirate adventures are always fun! I'm looking forward to the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on May 20th. From what I've seen from the trailer and behind-the-scenes footage, it looks like it has the potential to be better than both Dead Man's Chest (2006) and At World's End (2007). I sure hope it is!