One of the taglines for Terminator 2: Judgement Day says "It's nothing personal".

What is this referring to? I have watched the extended cut, but there seems to be no references to anything being either personal or not.

Why is it a tagline?

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    Please post an example scene or of poster/photo of this tagline. Context is helpful.
    – morbo
    Feb 17 '20 at 16:52

"It's Nothing Personal", as seen on the poster just above the movie's name:

T2 Movie Poster

This was possibly meant to indicate the nature of machines. Schwarzenegger, as you may recall, was the "bad" terminator sent to kill Sarah Connor in the first movie. In T2, he was sent as the protector of Sarah's son, John. He was programmed with a mission, and that mission has nothing to do with emotions. It's cold. It's uncaring. But it also has an aire of bad-assery to it.

Also, if I'm not mistaken, Sarah says something along those lines (maybe verbatim) when she goes to kill Miles Dyson in an attempt to create a different timeline where Skynet doesn't exist.

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    It also references Jaws 4 "This time it's personal"
    – James K
    Feb 17 '20 at 17:57

After finishing filming The Abyss, James Cameron was asked what his next film was going to be. Filming The Abyss had been a very difficult process and the last thing he wanted to do at that point was to undertake another big, complex film, so in reply he said "something personal".

His next film after The Abyss was T2, hence the tagline 'Its Nothing Personal'

  • Can you provide links to support your answer?
    – Spectra
    Aug 29 at 6:38

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