I liked both equally, however if I absolutely had to choose between the two, I'd pick the first one. The second one more or less relied on capitalizing on Johnny Depp's terrific depiction of Jack Sparrow, and the original one gave it more of that story-telling feel and brought you more into the story. The second one was more a fantastic tale and therefore less personal. However I enjoyed the improved effects and action scenes in the second one, as well as the suprise ending. I hate cliffhangers, but the ending of Deadman's Chest didn't kill the movie at least. I can't wait to see "At World's End" this summer I think it comes out.