It is hard to pin point why I liked Taken. I think what I liked about it was the simplicity of the story. I think what made the movie so popular was the casting of Liam Neeson. He comes across as believable in this role. Usually they would go after some action star like Stallone for a part like this but Neeson was the perfect man for this role. It was entertaining and a decent action flick.
Taken is rated PG-13 but its a strong PG-13 movie. There is a ton of violence and some language. The subject matter dealing sex trafficking make it not suitable to for the younger teenagers and is one of those movies that is on the verge of being rated R.