Glee fans — aka Gleeks — can rejoice as their favourite characters from the award-winning TV series are brought in full 3D glory in Glee: The 3D Concert Movie. The full cast — with the notable exceptions of Glee club leader Will Schuester (Matthew Morrison) and acerbic cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) — take to the stage on the mammoth Glee Live! In Concert! tour, which started off in Las Vegas in May 2011 and included dates around North America and Europe.

While Mr Schue and Sue kicked off proceedings at the actual concerts, in the big-screen version, Gleeks get to introduce the film, as they reveal their favourite characters. Backstage cameras then swoop to the cast members in their dressing rooms. Holding a mug of hot water, Rachel (Lea Michele) warms up by singing some notes, while Brittany (Heather Morris), Kurt (Chris Colfer) and Mercedes (Amber Riley) are getting primped and preened.

“Thank you all for loving me,” says Kurt, as Brittany sticks up two fingers behind him. Nervous-looking Artie (Kevin McHale) exclaims: “I can’t believe that people like us so much that they want us in 3D. My face will be in 3D — and my pimples!”

He needn’t worry, because the entire duration of the movie is nothing short of entertaining, from the opening notes of the ensemble’s first song Don’t Stop Believin’ to the Warblers belting out their rendition of Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream.

Most cast members get in the spotlight, with Brittany living up to her namesake in I’m A Slave For You, Rachel gets to shine in Barbra Streisand’s Don’t Rain On My Parade and Artie performs his version of Michael Jackson’s P.Y.T. And there’s a special surprise when Gwyneth Paltrow appears as substitute teacher Holly Holliday to perform Cee Lo Green’s Forget You.

But Glee: The 3D Concert Movie is also part-documentary as real-life stories of four die-hard Glee fans are interspersed into the songs. Fans expecting more from the behind-the-scenes footage may well be disappointed. These mainly include a couple of remarks to camera in character — there are no backstage rehearsals, warm-up dialogue or good luck rituals.While the 3D does little to enhance the film, there’s no denying that this is a feel-good cinematic offering which Gleeks will surely love.

Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) wakes in the desert with a gunshot wound, a large metal bracelet on his wrist and no memory of who he is or how he came to be in the dirt in Cowboys & Aliens. He struts into town and is unmasked as a killer with a sizeable bounty on his head. Arrested by the sheriff and bound for prison alongside Percy Dolarhyde (Paul Dano), Jake makes his escape from the prison coach during a devastating attack by extraterrestrial craft.

Percy is abducted and the boy’s powerful father, Woodrow (Harrison Ford), vows to rescue his son and he press gangs Jake into accompanying his posse on the perilous mission. Beautiful cowgirl Ella Swenson (Olivia Wilde), publican Doc (Sam Rockwell) and a fatherless boy called Emmett (Noah Taylor) join the hunt for the aliens.

Cowboys & Aliens dodges the bullet of the 3D format and concentrates on old-fashioned action with 21st-century visual trickery.

Craig exudes the same amount of charisma as the wooden scenery. but he is a brooding physical presence and the camera sensibly focuses on his chest and posterior.

Ford provides fleeting comic relief and also pockets the film’s best emotional scene, sharing a tender moment with a Native American in his posse, whom he has always treated as a surrogate son.