I too finally got to see this recently with a friend of mine, and she and I both loved it, so it's getting 2 thumbs up out this way.
Depp's rendition of Sparrow is amazing... Little nervous twitches and almost a drunken stooper look to a guy that's supposedly crazy. It's a really good acting job, even if there's no basis for comparison but what you know of old Jack Sparrow.
Legolas guy isn't that great, but he's ok too... Depp just steals the show I think.
And the extra junk at the end of the credits was missed by almost everyone in the theatre. Always stay for the credits I guess. Like me and my date, and 2 other couples were all that stayed for the credits I think.
Full ship-to-ship combat makes it pretty great and "big" like a summer blockbuster should be... It's a great movie, great acting, great subtle comedy, and great memorable characters.
You can't ask for much more... This one's ranking up there for me I think. Had even a "Star Wars" kind of quality to it as far as the character diversity and how you were interested in who they really were.