"What I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you"
Liam Neeson has played Batman's mentor, a Jedi master, a brave lion, a savior to Jews, a noble crusading knight, and soon, he will be playing Abraham Lincoln. Simply put he plays wise noble men who have a massive impact on everyone they meet. He's wise, powerful, and commanding. So yes, he's pretty much God.
So if he is God, why are we going bananas over his new movie "Taken" where he goes across Europe killing the people who abducted his daughter? Is 21st Century's resident Diety a cool Morgan Freeman, or a badass gun-wielding father protecting his flock?
Based off the box office for the film, I'd go with the second option. In an age where Bernie Madoff types are walking away with our money and not getting punished, we want to see some type of equalizer. Some people want the courts to do it, and others just figure they'll eventually get what's coming to them. And I guess what's coming for them, is Neeson, the big boss man with the skill set.