It's not that I have a particularly good excuse other than the Mission Impossible series doesn't hold a lot of interest for me, despite the fact that I like Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg, and director Brad Bird. I'll rectify this soon.
This year's sequel Rogue Nation, utilizes two of those elements and replaces Bird with Christopher McQuarrie who directed the previous Cruise action non-starter Jack Reacher. With a script by the promising Drew Pearce (Iron Man 3) though, my interest is at least a little piqued.
Here's the first trailer: