I wouldn't call this year in particular a surprising one, since expectations kind of differ depending on the person (I, personally, expected Borderlands 2 to be good and Hitman: Absolution to suck), but it sure is a cool feeling whenever that happens.
I feel that the acting seems really spotty at parts, but maybe this trailer was just edited badly. It seems that way. I mean, aside from James, these ARE all professional actors. How bad could they get?
And the rest of the trailer looks like a blast! I love the little references to the show, and the storyline is so ludicrous it just has to work.