Hoboken “Batman” Documentary

Batman is “Offbeat” in Hoboken

Not sure how long most of you have lived in Hoboken – but if you remember the first time you saw the Hoboken Batman Marlon Rodriguez many years ago – it was certainly novel and a bit different than the usual scene around town here.

As the horn honking became so frequent (incessant), it didn’t really matter how noble his story was (i.e., poor immigrant). Many local residents living along the main drag in town who saw him enough times started realizing that dressing up like a fictional cartoon super-hero on a daily basis might not be your best long-term aspiration in life.

But in the end – “to each their own,” I suppose.

That said, New Jersey City University student Marco Vidal made a short documentary about Marlon and his Batman shtick. His life-long dream to be Batman, his plight in Cuba, and some videos around Hoboken (like Church Square Park and Washington St.)

Take a look if you’d like to see what makes Batman “tick!”

6 Responses

  1. newbie2010 says:

    I don’t care what his “story” is, this still seems weird and creepy to me. I’m glad I don’t have young children to deal with, to explain why they shouldn’t be so enamored of people like him. Someone should clue him in that he should find another way to live the “American dream”.

    • trueblue11 says:

      what a pity that his idea of the American dream doesn’t fit in with your idea of the American dream. do you even realize how sad your comment was, Newbie?[quote comment=”216677″]I don’t care what his “story” is, this still seems weird and creepy to me. I’m glad I don’t have young children to deal with, to explain why they shouldn’t be so enamored of people like him. Someone should clue him in that he should find another way to live the “American dream”.[/quote]

  2. joey maxim says:

    wow..is there any danger involved? another guy lugged case of weapons up the texas tower at the university in the mid 60’s…never dressed as any super hero..130 lb marxist was allegedly accussed of jfks murder as well as a cop..parents can blaim the movie industry for producing violenent movies and play station games…this is the era we live in for in any past movies superman batman etc never killed anyone..rated r or pg13 dont work in regard to young kids today..

  3. YipYap says:

    Next stop Leno? Seems Robin was left out, did he turn to he dark side?

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  4. animal_lover says:

    I did take note that he is one of the rare cyclist who obeys traffic rules. This alone is of value. But would you expect anything less from the caped crusader? I do love his horn. He’s not the naked cowboy, but he and the uptown singer lend some charm to an otherwise cookie cutter environment.

  5. nbm3 says:

    the uptown singer goes by the name of Chewy or Chooi

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