Originally Posted by meander
I've just finished reading On Stranger Tides... it's got the whole pirate/daring escapades/voodoo magic thing that both MI and POTC (I'm talking about the movie, never seen the rides) have. It's very very dark in places, reminds me a lot of MI2 in that respect.
But MI wasn't a direct ripoff by any means - I think it's more "inspired by" On Stranger Tides. The plots have certain similarities, but major differences, just like MI and POTC.
It's certainly worth a read though - found it at the local library
I started reading it two days ago and i'm about halfway through.
I can defintely agree with what you've said already, and i love it so far