I've not seen the movie...obviously many clips from it, imbedded in other videos. With this said, my use of the word was in reference to a "large number", much like the use of the word myriad connotes both a distinct number...10,000...or again a plethora or multitude...or a "great number".
I hope this clears up the contextual problems you were having with it as this was my intent...not to evoke Biblical connotations...nor to somehow echo pop entertainment. It is simply prose and a word with a definition that fits with my contextual intent.
Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?